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BS: Small cut in skin bleeding

21 Feb 10 - 03:11 PM (#2845992)
Subject: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

I hope that title helps further searches.

So, several days ago, I had a small cut the would NOT stop bleeding. The meds I am on, I assume. Stptic pencil and all. I used that bandage in a bottle.

Today, that "bandage" came off... same deal.

So, I had an idea. A wad of asswipe and... the stove range hood. My range exhaust hood is not vented to the outdoors (yeah, I know). I put the fan on high and alternately sucked up the blood next to the wound and put the wound in the way of the air from the hood fan.

Worked a charm! I shall bandage it loosely before retiring.

A "blow dryer" would work even better. Especially if your stove exhaust hood isn't vented outside.


21 Feb 10 - 03:14 PM (#2845997)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: CarolC

You sucked the blood up into the fan?

What do you think accounts for this method working?


21 Feb 10 - 04:36 PM (#2846063)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: katlaughing

gnu, ya need to get some Quick Relief aka QR for any kind of bleeding emergency. It REALLY works in seconds. I am on warfarin so bleed easily. The hospital gave me some samples after surgery, then I bought some in a spray bottle. They even gave me nose "lollipops" for nosebleeds (one end of which was loaded with the powder.) (I've two nosebleeds this week and can't find any of the stuff in town now, so it was back to ice cubes and packed tissue up m'nose for a couple of hours!)

Did you mean you pressed to bring the blood up to the surface, then held it up to the fan so that the blowing would dry it out? Next time, ice might be easier.*bg*

kat


21 Feb 10 - 04:40 PM (#2846068)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: maeve

Toilet tissue to soak up ("suck") the blood; moving air from the fan to hasten clotting.

Correct, gnu?

m


21 Feb 10 - 04:41 PM (#2846069)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Rapparee

The important thing is to prevent blood loss from the brain. I suggest either a tourniquet around the neck or some of that quick-clot medicine.


21 Feb 10 - 04:42 PM (#2846071)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: maeve

LOL Very helpful, Rapaire.

m


21 Feb 10 - 06:40 PM (#2846177)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Ebbie

In remote communities poking a bleeding digit into a cup of regular flour is a common remedy. Probably doesn't work on the nose. :)


21 Feb 10 - 06:59 PM (#2846196)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: maeve

Flour works well to stop bleeding on chickens, too. TL's great aunt used dried puffball mushrooms to stop bleeding wounds; worked a treat.

m


21 Feb 10 - 07:16 PM (#2846206)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: katlaughing

Oh great, Ebbie & maeve! I can just see me with my nose stuck in a mug of flour. LOL! 'Tis good to know, though. I've read of indigenous people using moss, particularly the women when their "moontime" came each month.


21 Feb 10 - 07:19 PM (#2846211)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

Ahhhh....


21 Feb 10 - 07:25 PM (#2846216)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: GUEST,Tig

I claim all the cobwebs around my house are there to stop cuts bleeding.

They were a well know remedy in medieval times and if they were 'fresh' ones also sterile. The material they are made of helps stop the blood by providing a 'clotting' factor.


21 Feb 10 - 07:27 PM (#2846221)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: ranger1

More specifically, sphagnum moss. It's sterile and highly absorbant.


21 Feb 10 - 07:31 PM (#2846224)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Bobert

Super Glue...


21 Feb 10 - 07:32 PM (#2846227)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: katlaughing

Thanks for the clarification, ranger1. My houseplants love it.

I'd forgotten about cobwebs, Tig. Don't 'spose any of mine are clean enough...lots of dust out here.:-)


21 Feb 10 - 07:37 PM (#2846232)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Jeri

Spider silk, too, only you have to use the sterile spiders. Mostly, they're found in nuclear power plants and x-ray booths.


21 Feb 10 - 07:58 PM (#2846245)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Bat Goddess

I was going to suggest cobwebs.

I have plenty of them and they must be more or less new because I keep getting rid of them and there seems to be just as many the next day. Sigh.

Linn


21 Feb 10 - 08:02 PM (#2846250)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

Jeri... hheheheee.


21 Feb 10 - 08:57 PM (#2846290)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: SINSULL

And I will state the obvious - see a doctor for #@^%&#@@)*& sake!
Love
Auntie SINS


21 Feb 10 - 10:40 PM (#2846332)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: open mike

are you on coumadin or warfarin...or other blood thinners?
i take these...and have bruising and other problems...but
have decided this beats getting another clot in my lung..
or elsewhere..


21 Feb 10 - 10:50 PM (#2846336)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Rapparee

If the cut is on the right, for example, you can get the bleeding to stop by making a bigger cut on the left. This will help restore the Bodily Humours (blood, bile, and so on) to their natural balance.

Let me know how this works out for you, okay?


22 Feb 10 - 08:52 AM (#2846575)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: SINSULL

Rapaire, you really have to leave those mushrooms alone.


22 Feb 10 - 09:25 AM (#2846600)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Ebbie

Rap is one who employs the old method of emptying a leaking rowboat. He's never figured it quite out though. He suspects that the reason it hasn't worked for him is that he doesn't make the hole big enough.


22 Feb 10 - 09:41 AM (#2846606)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: GUEST,Uncle_DaveO

Like Katlaughing and Open Mike, I'm on warfarin (Coumadin). When I first went in for my periodic clotting-time "stick", the nurse told me that if I got a cut I should put a fresh teabag on it. Seems the tannin in the tea promotes clotting. I haven't had occasion to test the advice.

Dave Oesterreich


22 Feb 10 - 10:00 AM (#2846611)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Dave Hanson

Superglue is good, it bonds tissue instantly, is non harmful and wears off naturally.

Dave H


22 Feb 10 - 04:24 PM (#2846993)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: frogprince

But Do Not go for a pee until you're sure the super glue on your fingers has dried completely!


22 Feb 10 - 04:28 PM (#2846995)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: VirginiaTam

The important thing is to prevent blood loss from the brain.

Should guys apply that tourniquet when surfing porn sites? Just to protect their intellectual functioning, mind you.


22 Feb 10 - 06:04 PM (#2847086)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Rapparee

You can't be too careful, in my own opinion.


22 Feb 10 - 06:15 PM (#2847092)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Amergin

No it should only be done when they go to computer shops, car lots, home electronics shops, and music shops.


22 Feb 10 - 06:31 PM (#2847112)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Bobert

Two votes for Super Glue... I keep it in my geetar case in case I need a quick fix before a gig... Works wonders!!!

B~


22 Feb 10 - 08:04 PM (#2847187)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Donuel

There are clinical grades of super glue. There are even super glues to be used internally during surgury.
I used to get small cuts in the hands and fingers that started with tingling sensations and developed within 5 minutes into a cleavage in the skin that could bleed. If band-aids weren't handy I would just nail them shut.


22 Feb 10 - 10:38 PM (#2847265)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Ed T

A tea bag , immersed in cold water untill it is saturated. Ring out half the water out and apply mild pressure for about 10 minutes. People used to use 'em to stop bleeding when a tooth was pulled.

Never tried them, but these are supposed to work: Visine eye Drops,
black electrical tape, corn starch, ground coffee.


22 Feb 10 - 11:37 PM (#2847287)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: katlaughing

Hahaha! I can just see me in the middle of the night, stuffing a wet tea bag up m'nose.LOL


23 Feb 10 - 02:34 AM (#2847330)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: VirginiaTam

wet tea bags are recommended for piles too.


23 Feb 10 - 05:31 AM (#2847399)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Dave Hanson

Piles of what ?

Dave H


23 Feb 10 - 10:20 AM (#2847629)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Rapparee

Make sure the little tag is firmly attached or your proctologist might get a surprise.


23 Feb 10 - 10:41 AM (#2847650)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Ed T

If used for piles, try gauze tea bags. If ones nose is bleeding, you do have an option to stick it up your nose to stop the bleeding....not sure if it will work?   But, pressing the cut finger into a moist teabag may be more socially acceptable and visually appealing to your spouse.


23 Feb 10 - 10:58 AM (#2847669)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: SINSULL

You are all insane.
Meantime, gnu, has the bleeding stopped? Or should we call an ambulance?
SINS


23 Feb 10 - 11:32 AM (#2847721)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Rapparee

You could put in a tap and donate blood without all that hassle of needles and things....


23 Feb 10 - 04:05 PM (#2847984)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

Yes, SINS. It hasn't started bleeding again.

All good info. Thanks.

I just thought it was kinda cool that such an off-the-wall and simple idea worked so well.


23 Feb 10 - 04:09 PM (#2847990)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: SINSULL

You mean "off the roll" don't you?


23 Feb 10 - 04:17 PM (#2847999)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Donuel

There are more tea baggers here than I thought.


23 Feb 10 - 05:02 PM (#2848049)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: VirginiaTam

thank you... first good laugh in a couple of days


23 Feb 10 - 05:28 PM (#2848078)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Tig

There is actually a version of superglue made especially for medical use. It goes under the name of 'New Skin' in the UK. Be warned though - it stings like hell when you put it on!


23 Feb 10 - 05:29 PM (#2848081)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

New Skin is the stuff I used.


23 Feb 10 - 05:32 PM (#2848084)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Rapparee

Try the stuff made by Nexcare. It doesn't sting.


23 Feb 10 - 06:14 PM (#2848136)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

I don't mind the sting. Matter of fact, I use isopropyl alcohol on cuts. It's cheap. The pain doesn't last long. And, you KNOW it worked.


23 Feb 10 - 09:12 PM (#2848307)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Rapparee

So does a red-hot iron....


06 Apr 12 - 02:11 PM (#3334628)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: GUEST

Google "salted pork stops bleeding". I have been having nosebleed problems for three months and it MAY be due to a nasal surgery last summer.


06 Apr 12 - 03:02 PM (#3334652)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Rapparee- Yep, cauterize with hot curling iron. Not recommended for piles.

(Do wimmen still use curling irons?)

I thought warfarin was used to kill rats.


06 Apr 12 - 03:14 PM (#3334661)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: catspaw49

Yeah Q, you're right but I've been taking the stuff everyday for the past 14 years and I ain't dead yet............or I don't think I am..............

FUCK YOU....FUCK YOU AND ANYBODY THAT LOOKS LIKE YOU........FUCK YOU AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON.......IF THE HORSE IS BETTER, FUCK IT AGAIN.....

.....okay......ain't dead......I insultingly cuss therefore I am.



Spaw


06 Apr 12 - 04:18 PM (#3334688)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: GUEST,crazy little woman

I worry about you, Spaw.

Maybe that was that supposed to be a joke...


06 Apr 12 - 04:39 PM (#3334695)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

From:GUEST
Date: 06 Apr 12 - 02:11 PM

Ahhh... reset my cookie.


06 Apr 12 - 05:44 PM (#3334714)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: JohnInKansas

Especially if you're taking medications that might cause bleeding, any unusual bleeding should be reason enough for consulting your medical advisor. While things like coumadin are pretty well known, there are many other medications commonly used today that can cause unexpected bleeding, and sometimes a combination of things with low individual likelihood of excessive effect can, together, have a very strong and "nearly invisible" effect.

The real hazard is that excessive bleeding from minor cuts may indicate that you've been "dosed" to the point that internal bleeding becomes common, and you're not likely to notice it until you've lost enough to be serious.

Once you've established what's "normal" for you, with the medications you're taking, and that your "normal" is safe, there's less reason for concern; but if this is "something new" a check for less visible effects might be advisable.

Your advisor may be satisfied with a hemoglobin count, or may want the "turd smear" to rule out anything internal, but neither of those are invasive or difficult - or require real interruptions in normal activities.

John


06 Apr 12 - 06:12 PM (#3334724)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

Yes, JiK. The first time this started I had been taking a drug that "may cause slow wound healing" but when I questioned my doc on it... no, there is not enough of it in the dosage to cause any problems.

Bottom line... eat right and get lots of exercise and don't smoke or drink or take drugs or fuck around. Just sing and dance. Simple enough to understand... when you get sick.


06 Apr 12 - 06:51 PM (#3334732)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Bert

...consulting your medical adviser...

And they will say. "We can fit you in for a visit in two weeks time"


06 Apr 12 - 08:47 PM (#3334770)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Greg B

So looking forward to September and the end of my 2 years of stent-mandated Plavix! I will again be able to shave regularly with blades, as opposed to electric shavers.


06 Apr 12 - 09:27 PM (#3334785)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

What kinda electric shaver ya got? I have a Philips with three rotary heads. I ain't goin (can't go) back to a razor even tho I prefer it it but that's for "other reasons". The Philips does a great job, twice a day.

BUT, I don't use the trimmer attachment very often. I did again today for a slight touch up on the neck and hit a slice and dice scar (the other reasons) and bled. I learned my lesson for the last time and taped that weapon shut to remind me.


07 Apr 12 - 04:07 AM (#3334837)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Gurney

I don't think New Skin is superglue. It is air-drying, whereas superglue dries only when you exclude air, which is why the bottle is never full.
New Skin certainly makes you hop about when you apply it. I once (only once!) used it on a large graze when I came off my motorbike.

I drink a lot of tea, but I never thought of taking it intravenously.


07 Apr 12 - 04:18 AM (#3334840)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: scouse

If my mind serves me correct Super glue was originally invented for Denture repair.. correct me if I'm wrong.Now that's weird!!

As Aye,

Phil.


07 Apr 12 - 04:58 AM (#3334847)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: JohnInKansas

Super glue was invented when some mad scientist was mixing things together and suddently found that he had some of it. After that, they had to go looking for things to use it for.

It was pretty much a "laboratory product" for about ten years before the first "medical uses" began to appear, largely because people were used to buying goop by the quart, and the early cyanoacrylate was $300 per ounce. Most people thought it was too expensive to use for much of anything until they found out that only tiny amounts were needed, and once enough people found things to use it for the price came down (a little).

A lab where I worked while in college had been using it for about 5 years before the first person thought about "maybe sticking skin and bones together is a good thing," but at that lab a pair of "roller skate bearings" - after the testing to pick the ones that were good enough - was costing them about $250,000 per set. They were used to high-dollar stuff.

John


07 Apr 12 - 08:44 AM (#3334895)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: GUEST,leeneia

Lately I've been to the dermatologist and had to have pre-cancerous lesions frozen. This leads to a small, red patch of skin. I also had to have a small cancerous node cut out. This left an inch-long cut with stitches.

The news is that for both kinds of treatment, the dermies advised that I keep the injuries coated with Vaseline. Doing that promotes healing, apparently by keeping it moist.

A useful thing to know.


07 Apr 12 - 03:56 PM (#3335073)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Gurney

A news item from long ago was that in China they were using superglue for surgery-free vasectomies. An injection in each cord, squeeze the cord flat for 20 seconds, Bob's your uncle!
Never heard of that since.


07 Apr 12 - 04:32 PM (#3335079)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: Greg B

Gnu, I use a Panasonic of this sort. I have a shaved head, and find that it works better on the pate than the triples.
Given the real-estate involved, the inner blades and foil have to replaced every 6 or 9 months. I agree, there is much to be said for the shaver over blades. I do like
07 Apr 12 - 06:01 PM (#3335134)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: gnu

I find the "micro screens" pull my beard and irritate terribly. They may work better on the pate, I gather. Seems it would be the case. How often do you shave your pate?


07 Apr 12 - 08:58 PM (#3335194)
Subject: RE: BS: Small cut in skin bleeding
From: JohnInKansas

Superglue is good for holding a cut shut, if you can get it "down inside" and squeeze things together. For just stopping the bleeding, the old fashioned Duco glue works about as well to make a "cover" over the cut, although the "glue sniffers" made it hard to find in my area.

The really annoying cut is the one that leaves a "hanger" sticking up at the side that keeps getting hooked on things and keeps reopening the cut. Almost any "house paint" will work in a pinch, for coating it over to protect it, although I usually go for the artsy latex paint-in-a-tube because it tends not to dry out between uses (if you keep the cap on the tube).

Mineral oils, like vaseline, are considered "bacteriostatic" as most kinds of bacteria don't grow in them. This was an unknown but fortuitous benefit for those who worked in metal crafts, and who frequently ran around with bits of loose skin hanging out all over. Since everything was covered with oil, very few infections occured. But of course that problem went away when OSHA provided safe workplaces for everyone (?).

A peculiar, and apparently little known factoid about small cuts is that a cut on a galvanized edge often causes nausea disproportionate to the severity of the cut in a very high percentage of people, due to a slight "reaction" to the zinc. The only reliable cure for that "ill feeling" is an ice cream cone, which invariably settles the tummy almost instantly. (Cold enough milk also works, but ice cream is more fun.)

John