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What do I do if my child cuts himself with a kitchen knife?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
All knife cuts should be taken seriously with children. Not only should the cut be attended to, but a booster tetanus shot may also be necessary. It is important that both the plastic surgery and the pediatrician or emergency physician be involved. If any risk or sign of infection, then antibiotics may be warranted as well.

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