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Topic - Top tips for cleaning awkward cuts?

mkean - on 06 Feb 2013
In a spot of ham-fisted matching I managed to crush my little finger and force the side of the nail through the skin. Not the first time I've done this by any means but this one is proving rather slow to heal. I've now got a finger that is slightly swollen back past the first knuckle and is periodically emmitting a bit of cream cheese :-(

Looks to me like I've failed to get it properly clean, so any tips for how best to irrigate a cut that runs under the nail? Gently holding it open with a clean scalpel and flushing it with warm water has proved pretty ineffective (and a smidgeon uncomfortable).

Before anyone says "go to the doctors" I'm saving that for when it either starts smelling like rotting fish or if my nail drops off ;-)
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