After dressing a minor cut or being treated for a deeper one, watch for infection. Signs of infection include:
- Increased temperature or pain
If you notice any of these or anything else that seems abnormal, see your healthcare provider or go to an urgent care clinic as soon as possible.
Do You Need a Tetanus Shot After a Finger Cut?
If the wound is particularly deep and you have not had a tetanus shot in the last five years, it’s a good idea to get one. See your healthcare provider as soon as possible to get a booster.