Cuts on fingers

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  1. podge

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    So I have a cut on my middle finger that started as nothing really, but every time I play it reopens. I play with a bandaid on my finger, but it doesn't prevent it from opening up again and it's actually starting to hurt!

    Should I just wait it out and let it heal? It's been about two weeks
     
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  2. kimbahpnam

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    well if it keeps opening because you're playing then the obvious answer is to wait for it to heal. use neosporin too
     
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  3. El Diablo

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    If you cover the rest of your body with Kinesio Tape, it will increase circulation to those areas, thus leaving less circulation -- and less bleeding -- on your finger.
     
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  4. charliefedererer

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    You may have to wait until it heals.

    You also may do better with a soft cushion grip, at least until it heals, and then for a few weeks after to make sure it stays healed.

    One of the problems with bandaids on the fingers is that they easily shift and fall off with all the friction and grip changes during play.

    To increase the chance of the bandaid not moving, wrap it above and below the area of the cut with white athletic tape. You can get even more padding over the cut by using moleskin (found in any drugstore), held in place with tape. Bring extra bandaids, moleskin and tape to the court as its likely you'll have to reapply them a couple of time during play.
     
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  5. albino smurf

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    good luck with that. I've got a wicked one on my thumb that ain't going anywhere I'm afraid.
     
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  6. vandre

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    take it from a guitar player: superglue :twisted:
     
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  8. pmacino

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    +1, It's FDA approved for this use, and prior to that it was used to close wounds of soldiers in the field. No joke, look it up.
     
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  9. charliefedererer

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    I would not recommend using superglue.

    Super glue (cyanoacrylate) is poisonous to the tissue at the bottom of wounds.

    Super glue is watery, and easily leaks down to the bottom of wounds.

    Any super glue that gets to the bottom of a wound quickly hardens, and then acts as a foreign body under the skin, causing irritation, and promoting infection.

    (Now Johnson and Johnson does make Durabond that is a very viscous (thick) cyanoacrylate compound that is sold in single use sterile packages. It is meant to be applied by medical personel, with the wound pinched tight shut, so none of this much thicker cyanoacrylate reaches the bottom of the wound. It is meant then to create a top layer of hardened plastic over the top surface of the wound (again, with none of the "glue" running into the gap between the skin edges). The package specifically does not recommend its use in any area subject to friction.
    http://www.dermabond.com/sites/all/files/uploads/EPI.pdf)
     
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  10. kiteboard

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    Also causes cancer.
     
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  11. Meaghan

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    yeah me too, it opened up when i started using a leather grip and keeps healing and opening up again. I dont use plasters as they ride up your thumb/finger so I use medical tape. Its not great as you lose a little bit of feel but you get used to it.
     
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  12. LameTennisPlayer

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    hmmm what doesn't?....breathing, no wait
     
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  13. podge

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    Lol, did not even consider super glue. I ended up taking a few days off with the exception of a very light practice last night. I tried out polysporin with a large weird looking flexible bandaid over top and it seemed to work pretty well. My cut looks to be healing and doesn't hurt now. :)
     
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  14. SuperDuy

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    yeah I wouldnt even think about using that.
     
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  15. Travis Fong

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    I personally own some athletic tape that i used to use for shin splints. Recently i had a blister on my finger. So I popped it. Obviously it was really painful to play with, so i looked in my bag. Saw the tape. Wrapped it semi tight (Do not cut off circulation) 2 layers and then I played with it. No real pain.
     
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