How to Treat a Paper Cut


How to Treat a Paper Cut. A small paper cut can be a big nuisance. Paper cuts sting like crazy, and they always seem to occur in a place that will be bumped or touched throughout the day. Here are some tips on how to treat a paper cut.

Wash the affected area with soap and water immediately. This may sound overly cautious for a paper cut, but, albeit in rare cases paper, cuts have led to staph infections.

Pat the area dry with a clean towel.

Rub some antibiotic ointment into the affected area. This will reduce the swelling and redness that make paper cuts so irritating.

Cover the affected area with a small adhesive bandage. This will prevent infection and protect the sore spot from further agitation.

Keep the area clean and dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Stay focused when shuffling papers, stuffing envelopes, etc. Paper results often result from absentmindedness.
  • Wear finger protection when flipping through pages, to prevent paper cuts.
  • Watch for signs of infection including redness and swelling that do not subside after a day or two, excessive pain and fever. If basic first aid does nothing to heal the cut, see your doctor.

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