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Thread: cut myself and made a mess

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    Junior Member hlponyfarm's Avatar
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    while I was cleaning my grooming trailer after my last dog yesterday i smacked my hand up on the flourescent light metal casing and cut into my pointer fingure along the nail and across the nail. It is very deep and bled alot. I had a hard time getting it to stop. the cut starts at the very point of my fingure. after a good turniquet and bandaids I finally got it to stop long enough for me to finish cleaning and return dog. fast forward........
    I was testing some embroider patterns for an applique I am working on and bumped the tip of my fingure on my sewing box. Noticing the pain but Not noticing that I started it bleeding all over again. while trying measure the stabilizer to the hoop I noticed all this bright red stuff all over the stabilizer. Im like what the heck is that! then realized I had blood dripping down my arm and ALL over the place.
    good thing though that I was not anywhere near my project and the stuff I was working on were tests. how lucky is that! I will definately be wearing latex gloves when working on my projects while this thing heals.

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    Hope you heal fast!!!!!

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    maybe you need stitches...?

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    Hope you heal fast. From one groomer to other, you know how busy it is this time of year.

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    Yup sounds like stitches to me. You really done it this time. You do know how to sew--right. ha ha hope it get sealed up soon. Take Care

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    thats what I think too...
    Quote Originally Posted by sally's girl
    maybe you need stitches...?

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    Watch it carefully, cutting yourself on metal can cause other problems.

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    When was your last Tetanus Shot?? (Sorry, nurses have to nag.) If it's been 5+ yrs, check with your doc or a walk-in clinic. They can even put glue or strips on it for you. Take care of yourself and watch out for those attacking florescent light fixtures!!

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    Ouch! Hope it heals soon!

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    take care hope you heal soon

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    super glue the cut closed.
    They do it in emergency rooms all across the world so why not you doing it at home. You can then also keep working without any major worries. Yes it does sting after you put the glue on.

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    OUUUUCH... Take care of that and try to keep your fingers out of the way... lol.. Hope it heals fast.

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    Watch that cut - for any inflamation.
    In the future if anyone pricks their finger and a little drop of blood gets on cloth, quickly take about 36 inches of white thread and put it in your mouth to soak up your saliva. Dab the blood spots with this wet thread. It will take out the blood spot. We did this a lot when I was a young seamstress in an elite dress shop.
    Again watch that cut.

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    Also extremely important is to watch for ANY signs of infection, redness, a hot feeling, etc as well as those other stitch suggestions. If crazy glue is the glue of life I wonder what Elmers is? Hope all is healed quickly. OUCH!

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    I would get that wound checked if it is bleeding that bad. I agree you may need stitches.

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    Get that checked out! You will need more than just latex gloves, should this be something serious.

    Think about how long it will be, if this needs attention now and you don't take care of it right away.

    Listen to peoples advice, we do care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    When was your last Tetanus Shot?? (Sorry, nurses have to nag.) If it's been 5+ yrs, check with your doc or a walk-in clinic. They can even put glue or strips on it for you. Take care of yourself and watch out for those attacking florescent light fixtures!!
    Listen to janRN it is better to be safe then sorry!!! hope you heal soon. ))))hugs((((

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    I also agree with getting it checked, especially with any threat of infection.

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    Ouchie - owie!!! Make sure the cut doesn't get infected - that would be very nasty.

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    I can feel that all the way through this computer.

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    tried a fingure cot today for work. what a joke that was. first thing I did was bang the fingure starting my generator. I think I woke the whole neighborhood with my scream of pain. washed the dog with the cot on and it still got wet. then the dryer blew up the cot and it flew off my fingure. so I left it off. so basically the wound got washed and dried hourly. It feels alot better tonight and has dried up. banged it a few more times with no bleeding. Yes I had my tetnus shot last year. So all is well. one more week of very busy work and I have 2 weeks off. my sewing machine has been calling me! and we get to start our applique blocks!

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    Please watch for infection! My youngest daughter cut her thumb and it was a very small cut. It got infected and now she has half a thumb.

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    Ouch! I recently accidently ripped out my pinky fingernail so I know how much a fingernail injury can hurt - I really feel for you! I tried those little finger cots in the shower and my finger still got wet and just hurt more. I hope it gets better soon... Go get checked out if it keeps bleeding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlponyfarm
    tried a fingure cot today for work. what a joke that was. first thing I did was bang the fingure starting my generator. I think I woke the whole neighborhood with my scream of pain. washed the dog with the cot on and it still got wet. then the dryer blew up the cot and it flew off my fingure. so I left it off. so basically the wound got washed and dried hourly. It feels alot better tonight and has dried up. banged it a few more times with no bleeding. Yes I had my tetnus shot last year. So all is well. one more week of very busy work and I have 2 weeks off. my sewing machine has been calling me! and we get to start our applique blocks!
    Yes! You have to get better before we start our applique blocks!

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    Too late for stitches now. There is a maximum time after the injury - if you don't get stitches in the first few hours the skin at the edges of the wound starts to die after that they cannot do stitches as the skin will not heal back together. Try the crazy glue idea - they do use that instead of sutures in some cases. Definitely watch for signs of infection!! Hope you heal up soon!

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