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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Frank Sanoica, Jul 24, 2018.
Cry-baby back. Sliced (yesterday evening) finger bandage still OK, reluctant to try to remove/change it yet, thinking the hunk of tissue trying to knit will be pulled open.
Had to service pool. vacuumed with one hand up high, but managed to dip the fingertip just a bit; soone, evidence of a bit of bleeding, very little.
Showered with one hand above my head OK. Bandage looks dry. Should I attempt to change it? What are consequences of a fairly tight fingertip bandage left on too long? How long would that be?
@Frank Sanoica the key t things is how the blood supply moves to the finger. If the severed tip of the finger is getting blood, it will likely mend and heal with a scar. If it doesn't have sufficient blood supply, you will probably lose the finger tip. We keep some surgical-grade super glue (cyanoacrylate) in our big first aid kit and we once use it for our livestock. I am told by tradesmen here that any super glue will work, but they recommend staying away from Crazy Glue brand, as it has some ingredient that REALLY stings when you use it on a wound.
Change the dressing if it gets dirty or wet. You will probably want to look at the wound anyway, just to see how or if it is healing.
Removed bandages this AM, about 40 hours now, very slight seep of blood at one edge, not bleeding, no pain, certainly no infection. Center of injured portion looks slightly purplish. Fingertip surface puckery from tight bandage, left open several hours, rebandaged slightly more loosely. While bandage was off, it was becoming evident that the flap of flesh would likely open if kept unbandaged. I suspect 2 stitches would be in order. Time will tell. Thanks for your concern!
Relax and enjoy your free time!
“Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.” – Benjamin Franklin
great quote... I'll pinch that to use elsewhere
Hope your fingertip is still attached Frank...
So far so good Frank? When will your wife come back?
A week from today!
Did you try a butterfly to keep it closed?
I know that warmth is necessary for healing, so I keep it inserted where it's always warm......wanna hear a joke?
Restaurant customer orders soup. Waiter delivers soup with his thumb submerged in the hot liquid. Customer is upset, questions it. Waiter explains, "Sir I have terrible arthritis pain in my thumb, and the hot soup relieves it." Customer, irate, asks, "Why don't you shove your thumb up your ass?"
Waiter: "That, sir, I do in the kitchen".