reason i ask is because i sliced open my toe n i dunno if its worth goin to the er forAnswer Question
Answer by judimary at 9:22 PM on May. 24, 2011
Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:24 PM on May. 24, 2011
Answer by smurfyangel at 9:26 PM on May. 24, 2011
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Answer by Melbornj at 9:43 PM on May. 24, 2011
Generally the criteria is deeper than 1/4 inch, over ¾ of an inch long - all depending on location.
DO NOT use liquid band-aid!!!! It is NOT the same as the surgical glue they use in place of stitches!!! and it will hurt like hell!!
Clean only with soap and water... or irrigate with saline!!! You can close it yourself with steri strips, making sure the edges line up, no over-lapping or gaping. BUT, if you don't know what your doing with them go to the ER. ( I am a sports medicine professional and I treat this all the time)
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:21 PM on May. 24, 2011
Thanks for the update! 6 stitches... that's a good sized gash... good thing you went in!! Heal fast ;o)
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:31 PM on May. 25, 2011