Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
You already had it all cleaned up before you went to the doctor.
You could have used Super Glue and saved yourself the hassle!
Is it going to be a bad scar?
Not a bad scar...it'll just be there. It was bleedy, which make super glue a bother, so I didn't. Plus I would have had to bleed my way into Walgreen's to get some.
SP, You may have your quota of GOOWSFree vouchers. I'll have to look and see. But calling me sweet doesn't work for one.
on kitchen accident - hope boo-boo heals up well.
- not all SUPER GLUES, are created equal
Although cyanoacrylate formulations were tested in World War II for creating plastic gun sights, military medics started using the sticky substance for closing battlefield wounds. It was relatively effective as a quick and waterproof emergency measure, however, there were side effects such as damaging the tissue around the wound and irritating the nose, throat, lungs, and eyes.
Different formulations were tested during the Vietnam War, and in 1998 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a less toxic medical formulation (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) called Dermabond. In these cases, there are a host of benefits:
It dries fast to stop the bleeding.
It stays in place.
It keeps dirt and air out of the cut.
By the time it wears off the cut is typically healed.
It can reduce scarring. When not to use it
Cyanoacrylate adhesive is not recommended for:
wounds on the eyes, lips, or genitals
mobile areas such as joints
stretched skin areas such as foreheads https://morethanjustsurviving.com/super-glue-for-cuts/ A Brief Background on Superglue and Cuts
Superglue is an acrylic based resin called Cyanoacrylate (CA). It is sold under many different brand names, from Krazy Glue to Loctite. It was invented in the 1940s/1950s during the war effort, but found uses beyond being a mere fast acting adhesive during the Vietnam war.
Super glue was originally created in 1942 in an attempt to use the material to make clear plastic sights for the guns being used in the war. Cyanoacrylate failed at this purpose because it was just way too sticky. But while it is a myth that super glue was originally invented as a way for soldiers to close their wounds on the battlefield – it does seem to be true that, historically, super glue was re-appropriated to be used in such a way. It seems the soldiers in the Vietnam war were often patched up using super glue, though by medics and not the soldiers themselves, and only in order to stop the bleeding long enough to carry the wounded away.
The primary advantage of super glue is that it works fast (instant glue is a well deserved moniker). It also creates an impermeable seal that is resistant to the environment (including water) and leaves behind little to no scarring. What Kind of Superglue Can Be Used to Seal a Cut?
Super glue is a common term to describe a household adhesive. The medical stuff is quite a bit different and spawned due to two significantly adverse side effects;
When applied, the glue creates a exothermic reaction (basically heat) when curing; this can damage the surrounding tissue and make the situation worse.
The curing processes releases cyanoacetate and formaldehyde, which irritate the eyes, lungs, throat & nose.
As a consequence of these side effects, new adhesives were invented to minimize these reactions that are designed expressly for medical and surgical uses. They come in 2 common compositions from different manufacturers, but all have increased strength, generate far less irritation when used on skin, and are much superior when it comes to flexibility – which as you can imagine is quite useful! The two medical grade super glues are:
1. 2-octyl cyanoacrylate
(rated for the closure of wounds and surgical incision and as a barrier against common bacterial microbes)
Dermabond (probably the most ubiquitous one)
2. n-butyl cyanoacrylate
(Very similar to 2-octyl but less rigid, more flexible, and consequently not as strong)
Periacryl (as a dental adhesive)
These 2 types of medical grade superglue should really be the ones you use for medical applications. “Regular” super glue – like Krazy Glue or Loctite (methy-2-cyanoacrylate or ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate) are not designed for with medical application in mind, and thus the previously discussed side effects, as well as greatly reduced flexibility, make them an inferior choice for sealing cuts.
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
It's okay for Di and I to ogle Baby Bear, because Beau gave us cougars consent. And, Baby Bear doesn't have a Wife!
Andrew's a pretty good sport, and he laughs at his Dad...first time I told him, he had
2 GF, on the Chicken Hawk thread...he said, "WHAT DAD" ?
- so Papa
filled in the blanks / nothing I can repeat here
- he use to it now LOL