How to Treat a Cut Finger
By Rod Brouhard, About.com Guide
Updated November 29, 2008
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Antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin, is not necessary for the vast majority of minor cuts. However, if you'll be out in the dirt and grime it may not be a bad idea.
For a demonstration on handling minor cuts, watch the Wound Dressing Video.
Never squeeze ointment directly on the cut. You don't want to contaminate the container. Instead, put the ointment on a Q-tip or other clean, disposable surface (pictured is a tongue depressor).