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Not all the way through or anything, but enough to chop into the fleshy part at the end, and leave a C shaped flap of skin. Its probably about 1/4 inch into the flesh, but the flap is only maybe 1/10 inch thick at the thickest, if you see what I mean.
Now this happened two days ago, and it stopped bleeding promptly and everything and I put some neosporin on, and a band aid over it. Since then I've been changing the band aid every 12 hours and cleaning the area around the wound when I do, which is what I normally do when I have a cut. However since this cut is to my thumbtip clearly it moves around a lot, and the band aid doesn't fit very well, as such I worry that removing the sticky band aid every 12 hours is pulling apart the progress made in healing the wound. I notice that the band aids I am using (BAND-AID activ-Flex) actually state that they have properties that only begin work after 24 hours (forming some kind of protective under layer of gel) and that they can last the whole life of the wound without being changed.
The dressing certainly isn't dirty or wet, the wound doesn't hurt or throb, theres no swelling, and the thumb is fully mobile etc, and there is has been no sign of infection the previous times I've changed the dressing. Should I leave the band-aids on for say, 48 hours between changes to give the wound more time to knit?
Any Doctors, nurses or people who get lots of cuts who have an opinion?