A to Z: Open Wound, Fingerenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about finger wounds and how they're treated.finger wound baby, finger wound toddler, finger wound preschooler, finger wound gradeschooler, finger wound teen, cuts, wounds, stitches, injuries, falls, first aid, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, kids and elbow cuts, finger cuts, cut finger, fingers, open wounds, wounded, hurt, hurt finger, get stitches, first aid07/23/201204/10/201909/02/2019df295b39-ade9-42ce-95b1-786c3e2aea70https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-finger-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the finger means a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break of the skin there. The wound may be minor and near the surface of the skin. Or it can be more serious, affecting deeper tissues of the finger, such as tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, or bone.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Treat minor wounds at home with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/">first aid</a>. Seek immediate medical attention if a wound won't stop bleeding, is more than an inch long, or appears to be deep or gaping. Doctors may try to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">close the wound</a> with stitches, tape, or an adhesive glue.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Deep, large, and dirty wounds need more care. (A "dirty" wound means a cut that germs have gotten into.) After a child receives medical attention for a finger wound, follow instructions carefully to prevent infection and minimize scarring.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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