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Re: 🔪🤕 OUCH! Need advice

I hope by now, you've kept the cut skin and moved it to where it was separated from.  I'd keep it covered with the bandage for a few days to keep it clean, give it a chance to adhere again to where it needs to be.  Sounds like it was a good cut.  Those hurt like heck.

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Re: 🔪🤕 OUCH! Need advice

@sidsmomYou mean didn't put a potato poultice on it? 

 

Woman LOL

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Re: 🔪🤕 OUCH! Need advice


@puttypiesmom wrote:

@sidsmomYou mean didn't put a potato poultice on it? 

 


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So that would be a ‘sweet’ potato nursing me?

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Re: 🔪🤕 OUCH! Need advice


@sidsmom wrote:

@puttypiesmom wrote:

@sidsmomYou mean didn't put a potato poultice on it? 

 


@puttypiesmom

So that would be a ‘sweet’ potato nursing me?

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I don't know you're the potato lady.  Woman Very Happy

 

Do take care!   @sidsmom

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Re: 🔪🤕 OUCH! Need advice


@Azsunshine wrote:


Actually, hydrogen peroxide is not recommended for wound care anymore. It can damage tissue. I’m a nurse practitioner and would recommend cleaning with soap and water once a day and put a bulky bandage on it for a few days. Be careful with Neosporin, some people have a local reaction. We use Bracitracin. Good luck! I sliced off a good chunk of my pinky with a mandolin a few years ago, so,I feel your pain!

 

 


@Azsunshine .... My surgeon's office told me to use Hydrogen Peroxide on the wound every day.  That was just two month's ago.  It has always been my go-to anyway.  

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Re: 🔪🤕 OUCH! Need advice

@sidsmom  It gives me the willies thinking about your cut!  By the way, Band-Aid has a product that's water-proof and fits over the finger tip.  If I could, I'd go to the store and pick them up for you.

 

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Re: 🔪🤕 OUCH! Need advice

@ValuSkr Yes! I used something like this when I bandaged it up

yesterday before I went to cycle class. Don’t know if it was the

sweat or pressure of riding in dropped bars, but when I was washing

my hands afterwards, the bandage fell off & revealed...

some yellow stuff (finger fat?) slightly bulging out!  

It was kinda gaping at this point.  Seriously...I had to sit down!

I’m a baby with this stuff...got woozy!

 

That’s it...I drove over to my local Primacare.

I don’t want things falling out. The doctor said if I had gone in on Sunday,

I would’ve gotten at least 1or2 stitches. 24 hrs later the best she

could was to apply a butterfly (?) bandage & give me

a tetanus shot (which I was due).  She gave me a handful of her 

plastic gloves & sent me on my way. 

 

Thinking of getting one of those kitchen gloves which

prevents scrapes/minor cuts.