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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 05:30 AM
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The last finger laceration I fixed was about a 3/8" slice over a joint. Dropped a chefs knife & went to catch it instinctively, bad decision! Glued it, had to redo it after a couple of days but it healed perfectly. Medical grade (Dermabond) doesn't sting as much.
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A sharp blade will cut through leather. I was fixing a salad several years ago- cut my right thumb. Three stitches with one through the nail for a total of $310. That's $103.33 per stitch- should have gone to medical school. I did go to a restaurant supply and get a mesh glove. However, it isn't puncture proof and SWMBO fixes the salads and other veggies now.
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A mail glove isn't puncture proof? I did not know that.
There seems to be a wide range of quality (?) and price. Basically from $20 up to $150.
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A bullet proof vest will stop a bullet but not a knife.

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A bullet proof vest will stop a bullet but not a knife.
Correct Steve - I had a Kevlar vest issued, when I was in law enforcement and we always knew that. Unless things have changed since I retired 20 years ago.
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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.
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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.
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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*....

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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.

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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.
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