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Old 09-12-2011, 04:57 PM   #61
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never open a tube of super glue with a stuck cap by biting down on the cap and turning the tube.

you end up picking chunks of glue out of your teeth for weeks.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:07 PM   #62
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Many years back, when I was but a lad of 26 years, I spilled gasoline on my right pant-leg. It flashed and burned for less than a minute. I took the pants off , turning them inside out to kill the flame, as stop, drop, & roll wasn't cutting it. I immediately headed for the house. We lived out in the sticks outside of Spokane Wa. at the time. Our house water came from a very cold spring. At my wife's suggestion, we filled the tub half full of the icy-cold water and I climbed in. I stayed in until the pain was too much to bear. I had entered the tub minutes after the burn.

When I climbed from the tub, I was introduced to the most pain I have ever felt in my life. The meds at the hospital didn't touch it. I lived with it for many months and bear the skin damage to this day, almost thirty years later. All I have to do is lightly bump that shin against something and it blisters and creates a sore. Then it scabs over and heals. But between the time of the bump, and the formation of the scab, it is tender, new skin, and hurts (not like the original burn of course, but rather like skinning an elbow).

If you ever spill a flammable liquid on yourself or your clothing, get it off immediately, no matter where you are. Years of pain are not worth the momentary embarassment. If you have to, buy a new pair of pants and go into the dressing room. Change them. You really can't imagine how painful a nasty 2nd degree burn really is.

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Old 09-12-2011, 05:19 PM   #63
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The reason I say NO ICE is because non-medical people have given themselves frostbite and lost a finger because of it. What happens in the hospital is being monitored by medical personnel. How many people remember that is was iced water in a trauma situation and not just ice and how long they were immersed?

I am very careful of sticking within the guidelines of what the emergency first aid guides say for lay people to do. I'm more apt to say go to the ER than give a definitive answer. Besides, I'm only licensed in the state of Montana to practice nursing.
Actually, after thinking more about it, my treatment and information is about 40 years old.

I have no doubt that better information is now available. Princess Fiona is up-to-date on the current treatment and is actively involved, licenced and employed in the medical field. I would suggest strongly that anyone with this problem go with her suggestions instead of mine.

What worked for me, then, may not be the best way to do it now. Four decades have passed since then.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:19 PM   #64
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omg, the horror!

gw in a gold lame' thong!!!

on fire!!!

well, i guess the latter is a given, once exposed.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:35 PM   #65
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Actually, after thinking more about it, my treatment and information is about 40 years old.

I have no doubt that better information is now available. Princess Fiona is up-to-date on the current treatment and is actively involved, licenced and employed in the medical field. I would suggest strongly that anyone with this problem go with her suggestions instead of mine.

What worked for me, then, may not be the best way to do it now. Four decades have passed since then.
Actually, my best suggestion is to go find all that information now, read it, learn it...BEFORE you need it. We should all know what to do in an emergency and stop asking strangers on the Internet while the blood is pouring or the skin is blistering...the child is choking...
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:17 PM   #66
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Actually, my best suggestion is to go find all that information now, read it, learn it...BEFORE you need it. We should all know what to do in an emergency and stop asking strangers on the Internet while the blood is pouring or the skin is blistering...the child is choking...
Couldn't agree more, PF.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:20 PM   #67
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omg, the horror!

gw in a gold lame' thong!!!

on fire!!!

well, i guess the latter is a given, once exposed.
Dad says you're a very bad adopted son and will be taken to the wood pile to pick a switch.

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:59 AM   #69
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>asking strangers on the Internet...
Hey! You sayin I'm strange?
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