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Is it safe to put superglue on cuts?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Most of the time

Superglue works really well on something like a paper cut.
It can be used on larger and deeper cuts, but there are limits. Not every cut will get closed properly with superglue. Also know it is important to clean the wound cavity before closing it, and also important to know. The superglue is applied only to the surface of the skin, never inside the cut.

In brief: Most of the time

Superglue works really well on something like a paper cut.
It can be used on larger and deeper cuts, but there are limits. Not every cut will get closed properly with superglue. Also know it is important to clean the wound cavity before closing it, and also important to know. The superglue is applied only to the surface of the skin, never inside the cut.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Cynthia Point
It is also great to seal splits in areas not amenable to bandaging. For instance, it works for the cold weather finger splits.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Cracked skin on fingertips and heels that form fissures can be sealed with super glue.
Also cracked nails. There is a product called dermabond designed for the specific purpose of sealing many cuts, wounds, and incisions together as effectively as stitches. However, there is always the risk of developing an allergic contact dermatitis to the cyanoacrylates found in super glues.

In brief: Depends

Cracked skin on fingertips and heels that form fissures can be sealed with super glue.
Also cracked nails. There is a product called dermabond designed for the specific purpose of sealing many cuts, wounds, and incisions together as effectively as stitches. However, there is always the risk of developing an allergic contact dermatitis to the cyanoacrylates found in super glues.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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