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Old 03-09-2012, 09:43   #16
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Re: It Was The Beers Fault

A related first aid tip: using ice cubes for cold compresses can be awkward, especially for small body parts like fingers, what I do is throw a wet rag in the freezer (put it on a plate or something so it does not stick to the cold plate/evaporator), then when it is nice and cold use it as a cold compress. Put another rag in its place so it is ready to use later and just exchange them.

I've been practicing this a lot for the past few days!
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Couple of things.....

1) That looks painful. I recommend drinking more beer.
2) Mix 2/3 water with 1/3 rubbing alcohol in a sandwich baggie and put in the freezer. It becomes a great gel icepack and is cheap (if you don't calculate how many ah to freeze it).
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Re: It Was The Beers Fault

sometimes we have no access to ice--then we have to tough it out and sukk it up--i have no fridge-- ouwies are ouwies for a long time........i have to sukk it up often..LOL
we actualy just raise extremity over head for a while

even my ocean water is over 90 degrees F.... so that is a rule out...
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ok so by now the blood has coagulated and new beer has come into the place--ye improved any???? did you have a wake for the lost beer??? is important, ye know....
Yes, been using cold compresses to control the swelling and it is reducing.

I sacrificed quite a few of the survivors in honor of their fallen comrades yesterday. I plan to continue the ceremony in their honor this afternoon.
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awesome work, belize sailor-- is a good thing to call a wake for the fallen--celebrate life!!!
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2) Mix 2/3 water with 1/3 rubbing alcohol in a sandwich baggie and put in the freezer. It becomes a great gel icepack and is cheap (if you don't calculate how many ah to freeze it).
Good idea, I could have sopped up the spilt beer and used that!
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I recommend heating a paperclip to red hot and plunging it thru your nail to release pressure of blood underneath the nail (sounds horrendous, but is quick, sterile and relatively painless - mostly just a feeling of pressure very briefly). Clean up the blood and lymph that comes out from under the nail and keep the nail and hole clean to avoid infection. Cold compresses might help to lessen the bruising.

Apply pain relief as your experience suggests (aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol ... but probably not a mix of these!).

Show proper respect for the fallen soldiers (beer cans) and the sacrifice they have made in furthering the happiness of humanity. sounds like this part is well in hand.
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I recommend heating a paperclip to red hot and plunging it thru your nail to release pressure of blood underneath the nail...

Yeah, that's easy for you to say!

It was crushed bad enough that blood and goo were freely pouring out from under the nail to begin with so might be a moot point. And, tts been a few days, so not sure this will be effective now, but will research it a bit.

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OK the paperclip trick (believe me it sounds soooo much worse than it really is ) works best when you've got captive bruising under the nail and pressure as a result. A couple of days after the fact and its too late to be scorching great holes in your fingernails I'm afraid (needs to be done soon afterward).

Crush injuries are nasty, but personally I'm still grieving over the loss of the beer (mind you, it's not my finger that got smooshed).
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Yeah, that's easy for you to say!

It was crushed bad enough that blood and goo were freely pouring out from under the nail to begin with so might be a moot point. And, tts been a few days, so not sure this will be effective now, but will research it a bit.

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Believe it or not, it works well.

The first time I saw it was at a doctors office. I went in with a crushed set of fingers. The doctor asked the nurse for a lighter and I thought he had lost his marbles but he heated up an unfolded paper clip and burned the hole in my nail. It was completely painless, no real pressure on the nail.

I sat in total amazement as it happened.

Modern medicine can be wild. The only other really weird thing I've had happen is when I dislocated an arm they wrapped a sheet around and twisted it up into a long tail which they used to jerk it back into place.
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Believe it or not, it works well...
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Good. I'll file that away in my first aid knowledge -- hopefully for future use on someone else's finger! I can just see me telling my GF..."Trust me, this isn't going to hurt!"
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I hate it when beer spills then gets quickly dryed by the sun. Gets all sticky and smelly for a long time.
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Regarding the bloodied finger: don't overlook the curative value of the herbal-liqueur Jagermeister.



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Re: It Was The Beer's Fault

A cold beer in hand will keep the swelling down. Well played sir, well played.
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