Our expert says:
A cut this deep may need stiches - My advice would be to ask your local pharmacist to have a look at it. If it does need further treatment he'd refer you to a doctor. You can also get a type of bandage that replace stiches (called steristrips) from some pharmacies - This, or otherwise sutures, may help a great deal in reducing scarring. Also get an antibiotic cream such as polysporin from your pharmacy and remember to clean the wound regularly.
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