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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
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