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Finger Infection (cont.)

Finger Infection Prevention

Common sense safety practices will help prevent many of the finger wounds that become a problem.

  • Simple things such as wearing protective work gloves may prevent injury.
  • Wearing latex or vinyl gloves is mandatory if possible exposure to bodily fluids is expected.
  • Avoid chewing on the nails, and wash the hands as needed.
  • Seek early medical attention before an infection is present.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014
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