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8 days ago my gf got a deep cut on he finger. After removing 4 stitches yesterday she worries it'll be a nasty scar. Pls let us know your opinion.

The wound was inflicted by a glass tube that broke off. We went straight to the nearest hospital where they cleaned the wound and stitched it up. She took antibiotics for a week (according to her she didn't really take them in a timely fashion though) and cleaned the wound daily (isn't that a bit too often?). She has also not been too careful about keeping it dry during showers etc. Anyway, a week later I took a good look and wonder what an expert has to say about this. There must be ways to minimize scar formation and give this a decent outcome. She is very pretty and is crying her eyes out over this thing.

We would appreciate your opinion very, very much.

Best Regards,
Michael and Ja

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Miami, FL
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September 27, 2011 3:48 AM

Very early in wound healing. Must allow a few months before a decision can be made if a scar revision is in order. Use local wound care and scar therapies. (more)
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