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Posted: 10/14/2004 6:04:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 10:20:00 AM EDT by GodBlessTexas]
Just sliced open my hand on a can trying to get the recyling stuff out to the curb. After some bleeding and much cursing, I'm finally bandaged up. Wound is between 1/2" and 3/4" long and over 1/4" deep on the part just above the web of my left hand on the pointer finger. Hurt like a sumbitch when it happened and it was deep enough that I thought I'd be sick.

Flushed it with water, peroxide, and then iodine. Didn't bleed too much and doesn't exactly hurt much now, but I'm trying to decide if I need to go get stitches and/or shots, or just go to work.

Any advice?

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:05:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:07:41 AM EDT
Go get a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in a while. While you're out, get you some gel superglue. Pinch the cut closed, and dab on the superglue to hold it together. Cover with bandage. Supergluing the cut closed helps the wound to heal faster and leaves very little scarring.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:08:03 AM EDT
Suck it up and go to work!

seriously if your debating if it needs stitches, you should probably have it checked out.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:12:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:24:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:


Any advice?

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...





[Gov. Ventura] Suck it up. You ain't got time to bleed. [/Gov. Ventura]
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:28:21 AM EDT
Post pics for a full evaluation...

- BG
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:30:10 AM EDT
Unless your finger is dangling from a thin piece of sinew, infection and tetanus is you only worries.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:30:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Superglue and duct tape.



And put in for a Purple Heart
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:31:24 AM EDT
Post pics.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:33:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Camper17:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Superglue and duct tape.



And put in for a Purple Heart



HEY! It's Bushs fault!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:34:49 AM EDT
Sue the manufacturer of the can, it was obviously defective.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:39:50 AM EDT
You know the rules ... pics required.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:03:25 AM EDT
High risk of infection. Get that treated rapidly should it occur.
Get your tetanus updated if you need.

I would rec suturing. You'll heal faster with less problems. the longer you wait the greater the risk of infection and after 6 hours they may not close it anymore. After 12 hours, no way.

You did a good job of cleaning the wound. No more peroxide at this point though. Use polysporin.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:05:49 AM EDT
Don't get blood on the keyboard!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:07:12 AM EDT
If you have iinsurance, go get stiches.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:08:41 AM EDT
butterfly bandaid

or just pack the wound with lots of salt
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:08:53 AM EDT
Try Steri-strips or butterfly bandages if you don't want stiches or a dr. visit. 2 or 3 should do the job.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:11:56 AM EDT
most wont do sutures of wound is over an hour old but still get the shot
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:13:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
most wont do sutures of wound is over an hour old but still get the shot



Not true.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:14:55 AM EDT
Hrm...

I usually just fill any wounds with neosporin and let 'em heal that way...if necessary, I band-aid, but my usual slices and dices don't usually require those..
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:20:30 AM EDT
For Pete's sake people, not every scratch requires sutures. If it's not a gaping laceration, clean it, apply topical antibiotic ointment, cover it, check on tetanus need and get back to your life.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:28:07 AM EDT
TIG it closed.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:31:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:37:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:Flushed it with water, peroxide, and then iodine. Any advice?

I just read that you should only use water for wound cleansing. Peroxide, iodine and mercurichrome will prevent healing of those cells slightly damaged and may even destroy good cells. After cleansing apply an anti-bacterial ointment.

I am not a doctor.
I did not play one on TV.
But I did drive by a Holiday Inn last night.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:46:51 AM EDT
I'd call my mommie and ask her.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:48:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 10:43:13 AM EDT by drjarhead]

Originally Posted By Older_Crow:

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:Flushed it with water, peroxide, and then iodine. Any advice?

I just read that you should only use water for wound cleansing. Peroxide, iodine and mercurichrome will prevent healing of those cells slightly damaged and may even destroy good cells. After cleansing apply an anti-bacterial ointment.

I am not a doctor.
I did not play one on TV.
But I did drive by a Holiday Inn last night.



No shit?! Me too.
Anyway, the use of peroxide in such a wound can be useful and I typically do a one time application. Anaerobes cause tetanus, gangrene(Clostridium tetani and perfringens) and the oxygen generated by the peroxide can kill them. It may impair healing if you keep using it, but I haven't seen too many problems with its use.
Ditto on the polysporin use. Not a neosporin fan. Too many adverse reactions to the neomycin component in it.

ETA: most bacteria that cause infections in such wounds are not affected by peroxide.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:19:39 AM EDT
Pic of the cut.



Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:25:44 AM EDT
that isnt too bad of a cut
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:26:11 AM EDT
U pussy. My god its a little scratch. How friggin old are you? What a fuckin baby.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:26:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:

that isnt too bad of a cut




+1


I've done worse
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:26:45 AM EDT
I have had brambles do worse to me ................... geesh
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:27:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:28:52 AM EDT
That is a little scrape! You baby!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:37:49 AM EDT
Oh, come on!

I've cut myself worse shaving!

False alarm...no need to go to the hospital or anything.

Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:39:19 AM EDT
Was it an envelope or a sheet of paper that attacked you ???
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:41:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Camper17:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Superglue and duct tape.



And put in for a Purple Heart




Yah, I'm sure it's worse than anything sKerry got a PH for.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:47:39 AM EDT
smallest cut ....EVER!!!!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:52:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 10:52:57 AM EDT by Burley]
Pussy.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:54:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:
Oh, come on!

I've cut myself worse shaving!




What, your legs?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:57:39 AM EDT
Good God man, you've got enough gauze for a sucking chest wound!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:01:23 AM EDT
I got a bigger cut in my gum.

Any how yeah thats not a bad cut but sure it hurt real nice, like a paper cut.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:03:51 AM EDT
Tis but a Flesh Wound!!!

Hell, you should have seen my kneecap after a chainsaw kicked back on me. Its always "cool" to see the bone that makes up ones kneecap.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:04:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 11:04:21 AM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:05:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By DUNC:
U pussy. My god its a little scratch. How friggin old are you? What a fuckin baby.


+1
I bet the scabs you pick off your vagina bleed more than that!



DAMN!

Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:11:48 AM EDT
Sheeesh...put one of those super pads on it....show it to your buddies at work for laughs and get on with your day. Christ all mighty. Oh, and when you cry, try to keep the salty tears off it.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:21:06 AM EDT
I was feeling sorry for you until the pics came. Suck it up.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:26:41 AM EDT
WTF Is this mickey mouse bullshit
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:27:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:28:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 11:29:41 AM EDT by sum-rifle]
I would hardly call that a "sliced open" hand, I've had worse cuts on my eyeball.
Wash it with soap and water and it will be fine.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 11:30:46 AM EDT
Gimma a break. I though it was something like this!

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