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Is Super Glue Safe For Cuts
I've read about people using medical super glue to seal cuts, but would it be safe to do it on the eyelid?
Superglue: Superglue was used by trauma surgeons in vietnam to glue the edges of lacerated livers together (ever try to sew liver?). Works great. It also works perfectly fine in normal skin wounds, and is non-toxic. The only reason it hasn't been approved by the fda for this purpose is that the studies would cost millions, and who's going to pay them? Superglue has long since passed off-patent. ...Read more
Deep finger cut treatment? I cut my finger deeply yesterday while cutting hair with shears. I was advised by my educator to use super glue but all I own is wood glue and I have no time or money to go see a doctor... What are your recommendations?
Crazy glue: It's great if the skin looks clean, dry and not red. Always a concern about infection, so I would clean the area with peroxide and apply antibiotic ointment. If all fine next day with no redness or discharge, you can try the crazy glue. If the wound looks deep and bleeding should be seen by doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The need to close a laceration depends on the size, depth, and location of the cut. The purpose of sutures (stitches), staples, or glue is to pull the edges of the cut together to allow it to heal with less risk of scarring and infection. A type of medical 'super glue' can be used on cuts in areas such as the scalp and in areas that don't get a lot of pulling. ...Read more
Usually nothing: Other than inconvenience from tissues glued together. Cyanoacrylates are commonly-used surgical adhesives that solidify rapidly upon contact with water (tissues are mostly water). If it truly is an accident the amounts are small and the adhesive would harden nearly immediately and pass through the GI tract without concern! Large amounts intentionally ingested might be a different matter. ...Read more
Fresh Air: Breath fresh air. If symptoms don't pass fairly quickly -seek medical assistance. ...Read more
Help! My daughter got super glue on the lenses of her glassesany suggestions as to how to get it off?
I might of swallowed a small amount of super glue as it could of been on the tape when I bit it off the tape roll will I be ok?
Likely OK: The amount of glue you describe seems tiny and I doubt it will have any effect at all. If you feel fine, I wouldn't worry about it. If you have any irritative symptoms, burning in throat, esophagus/chest, stomach; any chest or abdominal pain; nausea or vomiting, I would call Poison Control and ask for their guidance. I think you will be fine. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Not advisable: Super glue or crazy glue, is not meant for intraoral use. Firstly, it would never seal the edges of the crown correctly, and secondly, you might need a new crown due to decay. In both instances you run the risk of more expensive treatment or loss of the tooth. Are you trying to save the fee of having a dentist examine the tooth and cement it correctly? Not a good idea. Will cost more in the end. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to get dried up super glue off my fingers? I did what I could to wash it off, but it is still sticky and flaky.
Acetone: They don't call it superglue for no reason. Removal can be difficult. Leaving it alone and letting it peal off over time is one of the simplest ways to approach the problem. However, if you need it off, nail polish remover with acetone or standard shop acetone can get it off. It can evaporate quickly so working with it in a saturated pad is sometimes better than direct contact with the liquid. ...Read more
Poison Control: Please call poison control.Get a more detailed answer ›
BE GENTLE!: Immerse bonded areas in warm, soapy water. Gently peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a pencil will help. Remove cured adhesive with warm, soapy water. Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin. If its not bothering them let it come off naturally, but depending on what is "stuck" together... Be gentle! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My babies toes are spit... is it ok to clean the spit and super glue them back like I do on my own when the same thing happens?
No: I would not recommend applying super glue on a baby. Their rate of healing is much faster than an adults and an cuts will typically heal within a couple of days. Protect the toes and if you are concerned with non-healing or infection please see a specialist immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in. Have you hear of anyone going to hos?
NO SUPER GLUE! ! !: Super glue is not formulated to be used intraorally, and it will do absolutely nothing to hold your bridge in place. If the bridge still fits well on your teeth it can be easily recemented by a local dentist. Placing superglue on either the teeth or the bridge may necessitate fabrication of a new bridge, which is more expensive than just having it recemented. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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