Ah, back to school and long workweeks at the office…and paper cuts! For such a thin injury, they really hurt for what seems like forever. What to do? Grab a lemon! Hey, don’t run yet. We know that lemon juice is the natural enemy of the paper cut for the pain it causes, but that’s a bum wrap. Lemon juice is a natural healer. But we will not leave you in agony. Here’s what to do: Clean the cut with the juice of a lemon (whatever amount you need to cover the wound completely). Then, to ease the sting, dip the cut finger (still slightly wet from lemon juice) into a small pile of ground cloves. Cloves act as a mild anesthetic, so the pain should be gone in a matter of seconds. And you didn’t have to waste a big bandage on such a little wound.

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