SuperGlue for a knife cut on fingertip

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by melbo, Jan 28, 2006.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    My daughter just reached into a drawer and cut an L shaped incision on her fingertip.

    20 minutes of pressure and it's still bleeding badly. Thinking of trying the Super Glue thingy... Do I just open the cut and squeeze some in?

    thanks
     
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yeah line up the edges evenly and leave a small part on the end open to drain.
     
  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    It doesnt take very much little goes a long way, kinda stings for a second or two
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    THanks. It did slow down and I put a regular band aid on it for now.
     
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    good im glad to hear it getting better.
     
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    They use it in emergency rooms.
     
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I even sent Quig some in his survival bag with that thought in mind.
     
  8. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Used it in the Army for blisters a lot
     
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I actually have some ER grade stuff in my pack. Just never tried it out
     
  10. Aptus

    Aptus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I've heard of glue being used instead of stitches, but I always thought medical glue would be different than consumer glue.

    Like... should I ignore the message on this bottle of super glue I'm holding that says, "In event of body or eye contact, flush for 15 minutes". :)

    However, it does warn me that it'll bond skin in seconds, so at least it'd work.
     
  11. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Aptus, you have to read into these things. It says to flush for 15 minutes, you assumed water. Flushing with blood is acceptable if they don't specify. Last time I got super glue in contact with my body, I sat on the toilet and flushed the damn thing for 15 minutes, don't have a clue what that had to do with getting glue on me [beer]
     
  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    IIRC, it's abou tthe same stuff. Onbe is rated for skin and another isn't.

    Then again, if they didn't warn you on a bottle of it, people would be glueing themselves together all the time accidentally.

    phishi?
     
  13. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    :lol:
     
  14. phishi

    phishi Psy-Ops Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Melbo is correct, to the best of my knowledge. Before you go and glue yourself together however, you need to make sure that the bleeding has stopped and that the wound is clean. Failure to do either can result in infections.

    Also, it is not advisable to use this on the face. Double that warning around the eyes.

    Best usage is to IMO is to close a wound on a high use area like the hands. Think of places where placing a band aid and expecting it to stay is a no go.

    phishi
     
  15. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ya phishi, but you didn't explain why I need to flush my toilet for 15 minutes!!
     
  16. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I keep forgetting, you WERE a 2nd Lieutenant. :eek:
     
  17. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ya, about 16 years ago, but I grew out of it!
     
  18. Aptus

    Aptus Monkey+++ Founding Member


    I looked again at this particular bottle, it specifies water. So I guess I should find one that doesn't specify or is rated for skin?
     
  19. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    :lol:
     
  20. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    [ROFL]
     
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