Actually it's freaky, it doesn't hurt at all.
Actually it's freaky, it doesn't hurt at all.
Last edited by slimtwo; 06-07-2009 at 01:28 AM. Reason: mis spelled a word
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I'm not a doctor, but I'd go have a stitch or two thrown in that badboy, esp. if you want it to heal correctly. I'm no one to give advice though...I'm scarred from head to toe with assorted self inflected mods.....lol
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Rob, if I was you, I'd get that looked at. OUCH.
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Yeah I'd get stitches. They aren't that bad anyways, ask me how I know!
Well, I’ve certainly been there done that.
That knuckle is one of the worst place to get a cut.
Every time you bend it it's gonna open it up.
Good idea of the use of a splint.
Just for those who aren't aware of this trick, let me put this out for your edumacation!
Here’s how I deal with nasty skin cuts.
Wash it out with plenty of hydrogen peroxide and get you some Super Glue.
I've done this for years so don't worry, no theory here.
I'm well versed in cut repair. But the Medical Folks will shudder at this!
If you don't think you have any tendon or vascular damage, (which will require a Doctor to fix) clean it out well and often, my method will work well.
Here's what you do.
If the edges of the skin can be put together then apply the Super Glue to the outer edge of the skin where it meets. Apply a thin layer on the cut and hold until dry. Which, if blown on, will be about 5 seconds! Try not to bend the wound and allow about three days for the skin to knit back together.
Makes a little scar, much less noticeable than a stitch will!
First let me tell you about the worst repair I've done with it. So you'll get the idea!
I once split my upper lip with a come-a-long handle, all the way through to my teeth, under the right nostril.
Big gaping split, I tell you!
Once I got the bleeding to stop. (The Important part of the process)
I walked into the house and glued the cut back together.
The Wife freaked out, of course, because she had never seen this done before. (Newlyweds) (Wife # 2)
I did have to use a butterfly bandage to keep it together when I smiled or laughed. But that was nothing more than a small piece of twisted medical tape with a full twist in the center to make it small where it crossed the cut.
The twist is to allow as much air to the cut as possible for faster healing.
I carried a tube of Super Glue in my pocket for several days after that to glue it back together when ever it would start separating. Usually at one end or the other! Just squeezed it back together and applied more glue!
This was not my first attempt at this Super Glue thing BTY! And to this day, you cannot see the scar on my lip or any of the others, unless I show them to you up close.
I have three tubes of Super Glue in my first aid kit for cuts.
Main thing you want to remember.
Wash the cut until all the junk is out of the cut so it doesn’t get infected.
Wait until the bleeding stops.
Best to wash it with lots of the hydrogen Peroxide while it’s bleeding to help clean out the cut.
Don’t get any Super Glue in the blood stream.
And once the glucose (water looking stuff that comes after the blood) start oozing it’s time to put it back together with the Super Glue.
Keep the cut closed as much as possible and re-glue it if it starts to come apart.
And this will work as long as you don’t have any muscle or tendon damage you may want to use later.
If the bleeding won’t stop, then you’ve cut an artery and will need a vascular surgeon to fix it. Apply constant pressure and go to the Hospital!
And it the bones broken, DO NOT PUT ANY SUPER GLUE on it.
YOU DO NOT WANT SUPER GLUE IN YOUR BONE MARROW!
A long read, but I think that about covers it!
Sorry for your misfortune there Dude!
Last edited by Curtis in Texas; 06-07-2009 at 02:52 PM.
Curtis, thanks for that. I have heard of using super glue, but have never done it. I did want to include it in my first aid kit though.
I would have done it here, but the issue is there's too much flesh missing, and I think closing it will make the joint too tight. Best to let a big glob of scar tissue form instead, I think.