How long does a cut on the palm of the hand take to heal?

How long does a cut on the palm of the hand take to heal?

How long does a cut on the palm of the hand take to heal?

Most skin wounds heal within 10 days. You may also need a tetanus shot. Your healthcare provider will give you this if you have no record of a shot, and the type of cut may lead to tetanus.

How long does a thumb tendon take to heal?

The repaired tendon will usually be back to full strength after about 12 weeks, but it can take up to 6 months to regain the full range of movement. In some cases, it may never be possible to move the affected finger or thumb as much as before it was damaged.

How long can a bruised thumb last?

How long does it take to recover from a sprained thumb? A mild sprain should heal in about six weeks if you wear a splint or cast and do rehabilitation exercises. A more serious sprain may take several months to heal before you regain most of your thumb’s function again, especially if you had UCL surgery.

What should I do if I cut my palm?

1. For Cuts

  1. Apply direct pressure until bleeding stops.
  2. Remove rings and bracelets that may impede blood flow or compress nerves if swelling occurs later.
  3. Clean area with warm water and soap.
  4. Apply antibiotic ointment and a sterile bandage.
  5. Apply ice and elevate hand to reduce swelling.

How do I know if I cut a tendon in my hand?

Signs and symptoms of a cut tendon

  1. An inability to bend one or more joints of the finger.
  2. Pain when you bend your finger.
  3. An open injury, such as a cut, on the palm side of the hand, particularly in the joint area where the skin folds as the finger bends.
  4. Mild swelling over the joint closest to your fingertip.

How do you treat stitches in the palm of your hand?

After the first 24 to 48 hours, wash around the cut with clean water 2 times a day. Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing. You may cover the cut with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a non-stick bandage. Apply more petroleum jelly and replace the bandage as needed.

How do you heal small cuts on your hands?

How to treat minor cuts

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. Wash the cut to prevent infection.
  3. Stop the bleeding.
  4. Apply petroleum jelly.
  5. Cover the cut with a sterile bandage.
  6. Consider taking over-the-counter pain medication.
  7. Make sure your tetanus vaccination is up to date if your cut is from a dirty or rusty object.

Do cuts heal better covered or uncovered?

A: Airing out most wounds isn’t beneficial because wounds need moisture to heal. Leaving a wound uncovered may dry out new surface cells, which can increase pain or slow the healing process. Most wound treatments or coverings promote a moist — but not overly wet — wound surface.

How do you treat a hand tendon injury?

Following a tendon injury, rest your hand and wear a bandage to compress your painful fingers. Apply ice and elevate your hand above your heart as much as possible to reduce pain and swelling. Then, seek professional medical attention to make sure you get complete, proper care for your injury.