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    using super glue in small cut to heal

    nurse, i have a split on my thumb that i keep spreading open, is it safe to use otc superglue on it to keep it together to heal?? i googled it an it appears to be ok
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    your cut

    they have a product like for gluing things like cuts.i think its made by johnson& johnson its called new skin.i used alot when my kids were little. hopefully you can find in drugstores. its over the counter.look where the bandaids are .hope this helps.

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    I went through a window in high school and cut the inside of my forearm near the elbow pretty bad. I poured hydrogen peroxide and some Everclear over the wound, pulled the skin back over the deep cut, and super glued it in place. It healed fine, except of course for the big scar that I carry today. I was living on my own at the time, and it worked out ok.
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    I'm sure the nurse will tell you to only use medical glue, but I have used regular super glue for over ten years without problems. It works so well for splits on fingers, keeps germs out and greatly relieves the pain of constant hand washing. I like the brush-on kind the best. And it's kinda funny, the medical kind, "Skin Shield", burns when going on but the regular super glue doesn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdf View Post
    I went through a window in high school and cut the inside of my forearm near the elbow pretty bad. I poured hydrogen peroxide and some Everclear over the wound, pulled the skin back over the deep cut, and super glued it in place. It healed fine, except of course for the big scar that I carry today. I was living on my own at the time, and it worked out ok.

    You wasted Everclear on a cut??? I hope you took a gulp too. Maybe that's why you went through the window?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkPals View Post
    You wasted Everclear on a cut??? I hope you took a gulp too. Maybe that's why you went through the window?
    Lol, no, I was playing football with some buddies and dove too far to catch a pass and went through my apartment's window. I did take a slug of the Everclear before I used it on my arm, strictly for anesthetic purposes, of course How ya doin Butte?
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    I used it (SuperGlue, called CrazyGlue here) too without problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGNI View Post
    I used it (SuperGlue, called CrazyGlue here) too without problems.
    eyedrops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim C. View Post
    eyedrops?
    You indeed need to be careful

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    Abstract a 43-year-old woman instilled a drop of cyanoacrylate adhesive into her eye, mistaking the plastic container for a single-use vial of artificial tears (Refresh). Mild corneal and conjunctival erosions healed in 24 hours without reducing visual acuity. Similar packaging of containers of eye medications and toxic materials may lead to confusion, with the risk of serious ocular injury. An obvious distinction must be made between the containers to prevent this.
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    i use duct tape. leave it on for about two weeks didn't even leave a scar. i cut my arms all the time.
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