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Paper Cut Remedy

Updated on October 10, 2018
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Clive Williams is an internet researcher and writer on many genres. He has a BSc. Degree in Information Systems.


How many of you have experienced the dreaded paper-cut? That beautiful slice of the finger by those sharp edged copy machine papers. You see, trees are smart and they know what we all do to them. We cut them down to make paper to write on yet still millions of sheets of paper end up in the shredder. The trees simply had to do something about this unforgiving waste by man and thus they influenced man in making these sharp edged papers to give you guys paper cuts at any given opportunity.

Why Paper Cuts Hurts So Much?

Don't ask me, ask the tree! OK, the tree won't tell you so let me explain. A Paper cut is normally shallow and has little bleeding. What this means is that many damaged nerve endings are left exposed near the surface of your skin where they can be irritated easily, resulting in more pain signals being sent to your brain. Do you see how this evil plot by the trees take shape? Tiny cut equals big pain.

How Long Does Paper Cut Take To Heal?

Well, when I spoke to the elder tree, he told me that the plan was for paper cuts pain to last for as long as trees are being cut down to make paper. But it seems like something went wrong along the way and paper cut pain now last (from cut to when finger is pain free and ready to use) approximately 2 weeks. But read further and I will give you some natural paper cut pain relief remedy to make your paper cut pain go away much faster and of course heal quickly.

Paper Cut Remedy - Fast Heal, Less Pain

I have had several paper cuts in my life and I can tell you that these wicked papers are no joke. That cut will make any world class fighter cry like a baby for mommy. But remember, before you apply any of these paper cut remedy or pain relief, ensure that you wash the cut off with fresh running water. Take a look at these paper cut reliefs below.

Dip your Finger in Petroleum Jelly

Yeah, for me I found that petroleum jelly helped to sooth the pain by blocking those open nerve endings. I did this for about 2-3 days and my paper cut pain simply disappeared.

Stick It In Your Mouth - Your Finger That Is.

Chew a clove of garlic and then stick the finger in your mouth. By sticking your finger in your mouth, your saliva has natural good bacteria (if you are healthy) which then gets transferred to your finger and allows the natural antibiotic from the garlic to seep in the paper cut and begin the healing process.

Use Raw Honey.

We ll know honey is good for cold and other things. But did you know honey can heal and sooth your paper cut? Simply get a small teaspoon of honey and use your finger to paste it on your paper cut.

Aloe Vera Gel

If you want your paper cut healing process to gain speed, use a little aloe Vera gel on the cut. This will speed up the healing process.

Hug a Tree
Hug a Tree


If you try the above remedies and none works for you. It is obvious that you or your ancestors offended some great tree. You will need to make amends for your forefathers and your own transgression by finding a great big tree and give it a hug and apologize for all you did to it's ancestors. Then your paper cut may begin to start getting some level of relief.

© 2018 Clive Williams


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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Pamela

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      13 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This article was entertaining and helpful. Paper cuts do hurt, and now I know I can blame the trees. So helpful, but I think I will try one of your suggested remedies if there is a next time.

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      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks much Jodah

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      John Hansen 

      13 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank God for computers and a reduction in the need to use paper (though copy paper can still attack). In recent years my papercuts have reduced significantly, though I agree they are painful. It is about time someone wrote an article about paper cut remedies. Good for you..

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Flourish, if you want to cool that paper cut, better stick it in your mouth.

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      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      You know Eric, you are quite right. The package should read; Warning. Beware of sharp paper which can slice fingers!

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      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Yes Billy, it would. Especially for those who work in the office.

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      Eric Dierker 

      13 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am healthily afraid of paper and avoid it. I am just amazed that the package/ream of paper is not required to have a warning label.

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      13 months ago from USA

      Ouch! Paper cuts hurt. All I can think of is all those nasty mouth germs getting in that paper cut and getting it infected.

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      Bill Holland 

      13 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I'll bet if someone did a study of the most common injuries in life, the paper cut would be in the top five. I hate them!!!!!


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