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04-23-2017 07:01 AM
Daikusan
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Originally Posted by JFPNCM View Post
A case where "better late than never" was easily beaten by 1 trial learning. Hopefully no permanent damage.
Nope, the only thing permanent is the scar. Oh and "Never cut towards yourself" permanently etched in my brain.
04-22-2017 11:08 AM
JFPNCM
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Originally Posted by Daikusan View Post
I heard that right after I stabbed my wrist, not before I guess I was 8 or 9 when that happened.
A case where "better late than never" was easily beaten by 1 trial learning. Hopefully no permanent damage.
04-22-2017 05:06 AM
Daikusan
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Originally Posted by JFPNCM View Post
One of the 1st lessons my Grandfather taught me was "NEVER whittle toward yourself".
I heard that right after I stabbed my wrist, not before I guess I was 8 or 9 when that happened.
04-17-2017 11:17 PM
JFPNCM One of the 1st lessons my Grandfather taught me was "NEVER whittle toward yourself".
04-17-2017 09:09 PM
DesertRatTom
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Originally Posted by Terry Q View Post
Duct tape doesn't breath, I learned that the hard way.

I Was on a canoe trip and had slight injury on my thumb. I covered it with duct tape to keep from irritating it when I paddled. After about three days I took the duct tape off and my thumb looked like a soft, wet raisin. The skin took a few days to get back to normal. Learned not to do that again.
Many of us are allergic to the adhesive on some tapes. Conventional tape kills a layer of my skin in less than a day. I keep a variety of bandages and tape on hand because cuts are just part of woodworking.

One thing that has helped is developing a habit of never pulling or pushing a blade toward skin. Takes a little attention but better than bleeding, especially if taking blood thinners.
04-17-2017 08:33 PM
Tonto1 She is kinda right. Peroxide works by cutting the protein chains it the cell walls of the bacteria (they soon rupture and die). It also cuts the same way on our cells that are exposed by the injury. So it's still a great idea to use it as it boils out all the dirt & grime in the wound. Just rinse it off with distilled water or tap water that you boil first. You don't want to do it multiple times since it will destroy the newly built cells that form in the healing process. Nothing wrong with a good initial clean out! The decision it whether to use antibiotic ointment. Only use it on smaller cuts. It will hamper closing in a bigger cut by not letting the sides adhere to each other. And you are right about having some form of first aid kit. And I know better! Wont happen again.
04-17-2017 05:54 PM
Knothead47
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A bullet proof vest will stop a bullet but not a knife.
There is a big difference here. Go to a restaurant supply and look at their mesh gloves. They are cut proof but not puncture proof. This is a disclaimer on the package and the glove, like the one I have.
Cyanoacrylate glue (CA) was originally used for sutureless surgery. I never thought of using that as I have lots of it.
My daughter is an RN and works in the wound center at the local hospital. When I said I used peroxide, she said it will also destroy good tissue. So.........I guess we will have to do like they did in the old western movies- pour some Red Eye on it.
04-17-2017 05:16 PM
TwoSkies57 the trick with duct tape and electrical tape is to wrap the wound just tight enough. Not so tight as to cut off the circulation, but tight enough to keep the wound closest. If the wound is REALLY dirty/greasy you gotta suck it up and clean it as quickly as possible. The longer you wait, the more it hurts. Always have a good stash of gaze, peroxide and cloth bandages stored somewhere nearby. I keep em in my truck. If its still bleeding 24/48 hours later, get your butt to the stitcher person *G*....

just sayin' YMMV
04-17-2017 04:49 PM
hawkeye10
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Well I cut my hand while doing maintenance on the band saw mill Saturday! Of course it's 30 miles from my house. So I folded up a napkin & wrapped with electric tape. Finished the day, got home & soaked it in Peroxide & bleach water for about an hour. Re-wrapped it (used 1/2" tape as steri-strips) & today I glued it with Dermabond. Looks like it will heal just fine, this will be the longest I've waited to glue a cut, we will see.
You need to change your name to (John Wayne). Y'all are just a like.
04-17-2017 01:07 PM
Tonto1 Well I cut my hand while doing maintenance on the band saw mill Saturday! Of course it's 30 miles from my house. So I folded up a napkin & wrapped with electric tape. Finished the day, got home & soaked it in Peroxide & bleach water for about an hour. Re-wrapped it (used 1/2" tape as steri-strips) & today I glued it with Dermabond. Looks like it will heal just fine, this will be the longest I've waited to glue a cut, we will see.
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