Is my cut wound infected

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cut my hand ln glass other day and had to cut abit off becuase it ripped the skin. stopped bleeding couple days ago and clenaed it and now worried about the colour off it any help

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    You may have an infection starting, hence the pink area around the cut. Glass is always a problem with cuts because a piece can be left in the cut but will be invisible. Especially if this was a cut from shattered glass. Just keep it clean by washing well in soap and water, dry and keep covered. you can smear with Savlon cream as well.

    However, if that pinkness starts to spread towards your arm, and your thumb starts to throb then see a doctor straight away.

    If you can feel a pricking sensation when you press on the cut then you may need an xray to find a possible shard of glass.

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      Hi thanks for the message here another picture now and kinda picked the scab off the wound ocd was getting to me.

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      Please dont pick at that wound. It really should be covered. It still could get infected.

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