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Doctor insights on: Is Super Glue Safe For Cuts

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Would it be safe to use medical super glue to seal a cut on my eyelid?

Would it be safe to use medical super glue to seal a cut on my eyelid?

No!: Any cut may have foreign material that can causes an abcess or infection. Sealing it can increase these risks! if it is very superficial it should heal on its own. If it is deep it needs medical attention. ...Read more

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I've read about people using medical super glue to seal cuts, but would it be safe to do it on the eyelid?

I've read about people using medical super glue to seal cuts, but would it be safe to do it on the eyelid?

Super glue: The use of these products near the eyelid, especially by yourself, is simply not a great idea. The fear is that some of the product would get into the eye itself. ...Read more

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What happens if I use super-glue for a paper cut, for bonding the skin together?

What happens if I use super-glue for a paper cut, for bonding the skin together?

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

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Is it safe to use super glue containing cyanoacrylate to fix broken dentures?

Is it safe to use super glue containing cyanoacrylate to fix broken dentures?

Not really: Cyanoacrylate containers say avoid contact with skin. Not supposed to be used in the mouth. If you repair it with this, it also messes up the laboratory when you do bring it in for proper repair. ...Read more

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What to do if my hand thumb cut by thread ? Can I use super glue?

What to do if my hand thumb cut by thread ? Can I use super glue?

Yes: Clean it well with soap and water. I would also rinse it in 3% hydrogen peroxide then putnon the superglue followed by antibiotic ointment and a clean dressing. Ideally you should see a doctor and preferably an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Any ideas of what's going to be used on my child's cut? When can they use glu?

Any ideas of what's going to be used on my child's cut? When can they use glu?

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

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What are the effects of accidentally eating super glue?

What are the effects of accidentally eating super glue?

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

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What to do if i sniffed burnt super glue by accident and now i feel funny!?

What to do if  i sniffed burnt super glue by accident and now i feel funny!?

Fresh Air: Breath fresh air. If symptoms don't pass fairly quickly -seek medical assistance. ...Read more

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How to heal scabs--super glue?

No, not super glue..: Scabs are part of the healing process and should be left to fall off on their own. ...Read more