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Is Super Glue Safe For Cuts
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
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
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
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
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
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
Acetone...: ...Works best. It's the main ingredient in nail polish remover (except for the acetone-free kind, of course). ...Read more
Help! My daughter got super glue on the lenses of her glassesany suggestions as to how to get it off?
No: Sound like the purchase of a new set of lenses to me. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Nope: You'll just make the situation that much worse. ...Read more
My dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in? Should I go to the hospital?
No hospital: The ER will not treat these problems. You need to see a local dentist to determine if the bridge can be recemented or replaced. Crazy glue will not work and can make you sick if you swallow it. If the bridge comes loose in your sleep you can aspirate it and die. Is it worth the risk? Call a dentist.. ...Read more
I accident got a very very very small amount of super glue in my mouth what do I do? I washed my mouth with water, tooth paste, mouth rise,
Very small amount: If you feel sick, go see your physician, but a tiny amount generally ok, but do not use superglue for any dental anything, use dental cements for your dental temps, use dental denture adhesive for denture retention, etc. Use dental products for dental purposes! Not superglue. ...Read more
After an Urine Routine examination my answer sheet was saying: PRO +1 but GLU, ERY & LEU were negative. What does this mean? Should I be worried?
Proteinuria: This finding would be called proteinuria, or protein in the urine. At times, this can simply be a benign finding. Your first step would be to repeat the urinalysis to see if there is still a protein in the urine. If there is, then blood testing, a 24 hour urine collection and ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder would be your next step. ...Read more
Will K/glu encourage a raised A1C in the diabetic? And if taking K/Glu BID, should you switch to KCl QD or BID?
Clarify: Do you mean potassium gluconate and potassium chloride? ...Read more