dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2008 06:14 am
@martybarker,
It looks like a smile full of bad teeth at the moment.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2008 06:27 am
What, no sugar? No honey? No peat moss? Just brine and an immune system?

For shame...
Miller
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:26 am
@dadpad,
If there's any evidence of infection, please go to the ER or you doctor.

You don't want to lose your finger due to antibiotic -resistant bacteria.
Miller
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:31 am
@ossobuco,
tetanus -boosters are to be given every 10 years
dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 10:39 am
@patiodog,
Quote:
Just brine and an immune system?


You got a problem with my immune system?

if the brine wasnt effective I was gonna try Tasmannia lanceolata (a plant).
http://www.diemenpepper.com/uses.html
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 10:40 am
@Miller,
Thanks for the recent info, Miller.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 10:41 am
@patiodog,
I'm not aware of Peat moss as a herbal.

Point me in the right direction.

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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 10:43 am
@Miller,
Quote:
You don't want to lose your finger due to antibiotic -resistant bacteria.

Precisely why I don't go for antibiotics as a primary treatment. That and the all singing all dancing world controlling drug companies
Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 10:45 am
@dadpad,
You still got a finger DP?

Could always send ya a leach - suck the goop out!!! Nice a? Sympathy abounds now you are less infected Wink
patiodog
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 10:54 am
@Izzie,
Peat moss (I think that's what "sphagnum" is) has been used for centuries (probably millennia, actually) as a wound dressing. It draws a lot of fluid out of wounds. Has been replaced by sterile cotton wrap and other absorbent materials. Best, I'm sure, not to apply directly to the wound, but as a middle bandage layer (between a wicking internal layer and a protective and/or moisture resistant outer layer).

Don't know of any inherently antimicrobial properties, though it wouldn't surprise me if it had some.

Here's some stuff about it and how it's been prepared in the recent past. http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/m/mossph54.html#pre
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 10:59 am
@patiodog,
patiodog wrote:
Don't know of any inherently antimicrobial properties, though it wouldn't surprise me if it had some.

I suspect there's a reason you get peat bogs....
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 03:36 pm
@patiodog,
PATIODOG!!!!!!!!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 05:39 am
This is not good. You shouldnt **** around with infected cuts using "folkways", you could lose a finger or worse. Now find a real doctor.
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 05:47 am
@farmerman,
Psssst.....



He's getting better....
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 05:36 am
Just finished a book re: the discovery of sulpha (sulfa, here in the USA) for fighting infections. Salt water soaks and washes were the most effective not-drug combatants against bacteria. (See? We really did evolve in the ocean.) The solution has too be really briny to work really wellbut it works better than all the plant based (chop aloe and onion into mush .... .) solutions.

Hope the finger isn't the size of your foot and oozing gas gangrene.

Joe (that would be bad.)Nation
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 05:54 am
DP, I know a lot about herbal medicine, but there is a time and a place for antibiotics - and this is the time and the place. Human life span doubled after antibiotics were introduced, don't mess with success.
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 06:06 am
@Green Witch,
Actually GW its almost healed up now but thanks for your concern. It just goes to show the value of a strong immune systemwith a liitle assistance I guess.
I too have an interest in herbal medicine but really only from the view point of Aust natives and the aboriginal pharmacopia. Most interesting how we have managed to ignore some really good anti fungal/bacterial compounds.
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