Originally Posted by PontiacDad
Thats what the black tape is for, bandaging yourself. Any electrician knows this, we use connectors for the wires....tape for the fingers :P
Looks bad though, keep it covered and put a bit of salf on it. The cowboys use to make a 'Poltise' for the injuries like gun shots and saddle soars but I dont know what was in it?
The modern man'* poultice: superglue.
A lot of hospitals are using a superglue derivative (basically, medicinal cyanoacrylate - think Loctite made by Glaxo Smith-Kline
) to close nasty wounds for which sutures would be a bit overkill.
As far as safety is concerned, I sliced my finger pretty good on a mill a year or so ago, and closed it with superglue -- it hurts like hell for a minute, but it'* no worse than alcohol. I was on the job, though, so HR sent me to the ER to have it looked at over my protests that I was fine. The ER doc said commercial superglues are usually fine -- there aren't any ingredients in them that can wreak havoc on your body if used sparingly (ie, if you're putting superglue on open wounds twice a day, that might be a different story).
And it'* pretty hard to open the wound again once you've superglued it together.
Superglue > $100 ER deductible.