so, i cut my finger with a swiss army knife today when wirking on a neighbor's hog farm. just the place you want to have an open wound. anyway, i don't want to spend the money for a trip to the ER and may wait until tuesday for the free clinic in town. the cut is quite deep (big flap o' skin coming off, baybe some muscle cut, total mobility, little pain but normal sense of touch), and on my index finger (lots o' blood). i let it bleed, washed it in warm/hit water thoroughlym, put some tripple antibiotic ointment on it and dressed it up nice. i had a similar cut in the past and was forced by my mom to get two stitches. so my questions to the advice willing are: 1) can i skip the stitches and just keep finger clean, dry and immobilized? 2) should i keep using tripple antibiotic ointment, which doesn't allow the wound much air contact (aiding and abetting anaerobes)? 3) what broad spec antibiotics, if any, would you use. if you are a moron who is about to respond by giving me a hard time for posting a question like this here, please piss off.