dadpad
 
Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:06 am
I sliced my 2nd thumb knuckle (where it joins my hand) open with a stanley knife. The cut was a doozy, pretty deep but because it was a clean cut it didn't need stitches.

So I kept it closed with butterfly clips, tape, gauze and bandages variously and it seemed to be healing quite well.I applied betadine at various intervals as well.
This morning I noticed it was a little tight and by the evening obviously mildy infected. I've been soaking it in warm/hot salty water and that is helping a lot.

Do you have any other home/herbal remedies that may assist in combatting the infection.
 
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:10 am
@dadpad,
Ya know, doctors nowadays have these nifty pills called "antibiotics."

Or, you could go see the Alchemyste and get some frogswort.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:10 am
@dadpad,
Sounds like you're doing things right. How about the addition of something like neosporin - a salve to keep it from drying?
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Borat Sister
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:11 am
@dadpad,
Erm....you may need more than home remedies.

Magnoplasm, applied inside a bandaid, will bring infected material to the surface.

Tetanus injection may be required, as well as antibiotics.


Tea tree oil may help if you get it inside the cut.

squinney
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:12 am
As Virgil, the older gentleman that did handy work for everyone in a 40 mile radius when I was growing up would say... put a lil kerosene on it and you'll be just fine.

Didn't matter what the injury, he always said that.

Don't know if it works, but if you try it I wouldn't smoke during the process.
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squinney
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:15 am
Oh, and the best home remedy would be a kiss from Mumpad...



for your boo boo.

dadpad
 
  3  
Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:19 am
@Borat Sister,
Quote:
Erm....you may need more than home remedies.


well i'm not going to the hospital thats fer sure. Noddy went to hospital and look what happened.

Last tetnus booster was 3 years ago, I need to check but i think the booster shot is required every 5 years.

Mangoplasm? never heard of it looking it up now
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:22 am
@dadpad,
MAGnoplasm.
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:23 am
@squinney,
Pffth.
She went crook at me.

I dont think she's gonna approve of kero though.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:24 am
@dadpad,
Quote:
Mangoplasm?

You can get it at really froo-froo adult beverage establishments.
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:27 am
@Borat Sister,
Quote:
MAGnoplasm.

Thanks I got that.

It is epsom salts and glycerine.

Magnoplasm is a dehydrated mixture of glycerol and magnesium sulphate that exerts a powerful osmotic action on living cells.
http://www.homepharmacy.com.au/products/products_view.cfm?ProductID=8116

Trade Name: Magnesium Sulphate
Other Names: Epsom salts

The sulphates are a natural anti baacterial the glyceol assist penetration.
That works for me.
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:28 am
@DrewDad,
Froo froo? Shocked wtf
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:31 am
@dadpad,
http://www.centerstagechicago.com/lifestyle/articles/cheapthrills-kit-kat.html

Froo-Froo. You know, colored drinks with fruit on little sticks, maybe even tiny umbrellas.
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DrewDad
 
  2  
Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:31 am
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:
I need a new sig line any ideas?

I have too many. Want one?
dadpad
 
  2  
Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:39 am
@DrewDad,
Rolling Eyes
Everytime I answer a question I have to take my hand out of the salty water.

your holding up my recovery DD.... and what would I do with a second hand sig line. I'm looking for something a bit more ..... you know ..... up market.
DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:46 am
@dadpad,
If you keep soaking that thing instead of going to the doc, you're gonna be left with nothing but second hand.
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DrewDad
 
  3  
Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 10:47 am
@dadpad,
Quote:
I'm looking for something a bit more ..... you know ..... up market.


"No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord". - Deuteronomy 23:1 ESV
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 02:40 pm
@dadpad,

well - I never knew what was in magnoplasm - but my dad used to swear by it.

Mind you - he'd swear without it, too.....
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 02:45 pm
@margo,
(Hi margo!)

Dadpad, I have to agree that it may be worth it to get to the doctor.

Latest horror story on my mind -- a good friend had some sort of skin infection. Whatever, no big deal. Didn't do anything in particular about it, some home remedies, definitely didn't go to the doctor. Then a bit later he started having weird symptoms -- tired, sweating a lot but no fever, etc. Wound up in the emergency room. Turned out that he had myocarditis (?) -- infection of the heart. He was given a 30% chance of survival (young, healthy guy), and pulled through, thank goodness. (This all happened about 3 months ago and now he's deeply spooked but apparently all better.)

Now, I'm not saying this WILL happen to you, or even that it's LIKELY, but it's what doctors are for, ya know? Let them make the determination.

Be well.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 03:09 pm
I just wanted to know if anyone else got as confused as I did by all the Dadpad/Drewdad/Dadpad/Daddad/Drewpad exchanges.

Keep it clean, the salt soak is good, antibiotic cream of some kind 3X daily.

Joe(My head is still spinning)Nation
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