If you have just cut your finger with your gilette razor or shaver, or someone in close proximity to you has just done so then you should skip to the next paragraph and continue reading from there. If you are reading this for general knowledge, then keep in mind that if it ever does happens to you, here are some tips on how to ensure good recovery and healing. Even if you have been using a shaver for many many years, sometimes things just happens and this can lead to injury.

Step One The first thing you need to do is to determine the seriousness of the cut. If you are using a normal shaver instead of a straight razor then you are likely to have a less serious cut as the shape of the shaver is designed to reduce such injuries. Wash it lightly with water to remove some of the blood and check if it is deep, generally the greater the blood flow the deeper it is. If you used a straight razor, then check if a substantial part of your skin is now removed from the finger, if it is rather great, you should be taking the fastest way to your hospital emergency room especially if it may require stitches.

Another good reason to see a doctor is if you see your shaver or razor is rusty. You know what rust does to the human body when it gets in! See a doctor if it is. Don't ever use rusty shavers or razors.

Step Two Your next priority after that is to stop the bleeding. If it hasn't subsided already, you can try to use several methods to halt the flow. The first is to use chemical infused plasters that will quickly stop bleeding. These kind of plasters can be purchased at certain pharmacies, but some would require a doctor's prescription. If you do not have it is unlikely you are able to obtain it without some prior preparation to stuff into your first aid kit. You should have some plasters at home, if your cut is now clean you can apply it. Take some ice cubes and wrap it around your finger with a towel if you are still bleeding.

Check on it about every 15 minutes for 30 minutes to an hour. If it still continues bleeding and has not clotted then it might be a good time for you to once again go find a doctor as it may be more serious than it looks.

Step Three Once the bleeding is stop, keep it bandaged for the next few days, but remember to change the bandage or plaster every other day or so. For the plaster, it might be better to change it twice a day. Doing this will accelerate the healing process as well as confer a measure of protection against future injuries. If you are worried about bacterial infections, perhaps you are on an overseas mission then you might want to apply some iodine or hydrogen peroxide. This would prevent bacteria from growing over the next few days, keep a check back on your finger. It also minimizes scarring so your finger will be as good as new. If you're using a bandage instead of a plaster don't use force nor make it too tight, as it might harm your chances of recovery. Your finger should recover from 5 days to over a week, if it is a cut that does not require a hospital visit.

Conclusion And that is all! Recover quickly and well!