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Topic: Proven Home Remedies for Craft Injuries - Natural Result of "Crafty But Stupid"  (Read 24711 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2005 07:04:46 PM »

Well, I ended up in the ER last month because I sliced my finger SO DEEPLY with an x-acto knife making marble magnets. It wouldn't stop bleeding after awhile, and my whole finger was numb, and the skin appeared to be flapping around in a crescent shape. I had magnet powder way down in the cut.

Don't go to the ER if you have a cut like this...they didn't do diddly for me, and now I have a bill.  Angry

I mean better save than sorry I suppose, and I did get a tetanus shot.

I should have just put some E6000 on that cut!
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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2005 11:24:02 PM »


Don't go to the ER if you have a cut like this...they didn't do diddly for me, and now I have a bill.  Angry


One time my dad was working on his car and a wrench slipped. He ended up ripping the pad of his thumb almost clean off. starting right at the nail and wrapping around to about 1/4" from the other side of his nail. in about an inch wide strip. He went to the ER waited 4 hours for them to tell him there was no way to put stitches in it so close to the nail and to go home and put some ice on it. So he had almost no thumb pad and a hefty bill to boot.

Thanks ER docs! your great at taking our money and doing diddly in return!!  Wink ::Not all Docs but 97% that I have met are like that::

OH, and as for my home remedy~~ Did you know that duct tape holds a thumb together quite well? duct tape, the cure all..holds you together and gets rid of warts! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2005 11:40:39 PM »

Oh man, I always use super glue on any cuts I get. Holds the two sides together nicely, and it's totally sterile. However, if the cut is on your leg, don't forget the glue is there and start shaving your legs  Embarrassed

Also, not so much crafty but in general -Vicks Vapo Rub is definetly the best. It's already been mentioned on here, but I am just reiderating (sp?). My mom had this crazy wart on her finger, and Vicks totally took care of it. It's just super  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2005 06:22:29 AM »

I've been reading this (I'm a clumsy lass, although I haven't had any major slipups yet, knock on wood), and I just want to give a warning about Neosporin...

It shouldn't be used on puncture wounds.  It can get down in there, where you can't see the gunk, and it can prevent air from getting to it, therefore actually DELAYING the healing process.  It'll keep it clean, sure, but I'd rather just put a loose bandage over it and wash it daily (or twice a day, NO MORE unless it gets dirty) than have it be "open" for longer.

Shallow cuts, scrapes or very shallow punctures (splinters that you can pull out easily, needle pokes, etc.) are the only things that should be treated with Neosporin, Bacitracin or any other ointment-type stuff. 

Also, Bactine isn't great.  It has an extremely short shelf-life (don't trust the expiration date), and in many cases will actually grow some nasties on/inside the bottle after a few weeks, reducing the anti-bacterial properties.  Hot water and some soap is the way to go.

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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2005 06:31:25 AM »

And for those of us who end up with Random Bits o' Metal in our hands/feet/whatever... I keep a high powered magnet around. It may hurt some, but it's better than explaining why you've got a bit of a needle sticking outta your hand...

That is a great idea, but it gave me such a funny Wile E. Coyote type visual that I giggled out loud!
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« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2005 09:41:32 AM »

And for those of us who end up with Random Bits o' Metal in our hands/feet/whatever... I keep a high powered magnet around. It may hurt some, but it's better than explaining why you've got a bit of a needle sticking outta your hand...

That is a great idea, but it gave me such a funny Wile E. Coyote type visual that I giggled out loud!

XD And, reading my "Medicinal Magnet" after this, I started giggling too when I realised that it was a ACME brand magnet!!
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« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2005 09:50:59 AM »

Bahahahahahahaha Acme Magnet! Priceless! (giggling has become convulsive)
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« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2005 10:08:21 AM »

Not really craft related, but it might be...  The greatest thing ever for a sunburn (maybe any burn) is vinegar. I'm not sure that it does anything to heal it, but it takes the burn out, and cools it/you down fast.

And, not an injury or craft related, but if you're a blonde who gets green "chlorine hair" in the summer, coat your hair in ketchup.  Not only does the vinegar help get the chlorine out, but the red of the ketchup neutralizes the green.

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« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2005 02:25:00 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2005 02:26:30 PM »

LOL.  When I was little I had (naturally) white blonde hair, and lived at the pool during the summer.  The ketchup took the green right out.
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