Dr Fix it?

>> Friday, July 23, 2010

Parents I am here to solve all of your child’s medical needs, Ha! Only joshing. Seriously though I have discovered that most of your child’s injuries can be repaired by something found in tool box or maybe your junk drawer.

Today I had to run my 2 year old daughter up to the Doctors office. Seems she some how (and I have know idea how) ripped her fingernail completely off the nail bed, in medical terms its call a “fricking gross lifted nail.” Her poor little nail is being held on at the cuticle…gives me the Hebe gee-bees.

I know the photo is bad, my cameras a piece of junk, but can you make out the discolored little nail?

So the Doctor has a quick look and says “some Superglue will fix that.” I’m not making this up. This guy spent 65 years in medical school and the best he can come up with is Superglue it? Superglue!
For a minute I thought maybe I walked into the wrong office, like I was really in Dr Fix-it's office "where all your handyman needs can be met."

Being the responsible mother I am, (glue…sheesh…what a quack!) I got a second option. I Goggled it.

According to the Superglue blog, (Yup even superglue has a blog;Who knew) it has been used for medical treatment for years.

During the Vietnam War, it became apparent that cyanoacrylates could be used to treat war wounds. Field surgeons began using the substance by spraying it over open wounds, which stopped bleeding instantly and allowed hurt soldiers to be transported to medical facilities for conventional treatment. This saved many lives during the war and lead to the eventual approval by the FDA of cyanoacrylates for certain medical uses. Some of these include rejoining veins and arteries during surgery, sealing bleeding ulcers, punctures or lesions, stopping uncontrollable bleeding of some soft organs, and use during dental surgery.

So I ran up to the local hardware store and got me some Krazy glue (they where all out of Superglue, guess there are alot of wounded kids out there) I got the "All purpose" kind, although it didn't list "children" on the package only wood, plastic, glass, etc etc... I thought it was best option. Then I got ready to patch up my daughter.

Here's all you need: (The candy is to keep the child busy so you can glue the wound)
It says right here on the warning label that it bonds skin instantly…so naturally why not use it on your toddler.
And that’s just what I did.

All Better, Then I used the Superglue to fix the busted handle on my coffee mug.   

So the next time your kid splits his/her chin open, don’t run him up to the ER, run to your junk drawer and just superglue his/her busted chin back together.  Think of all the money you'll save on medical bills!

(Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and can not be held liable in the event any idiot Superglues their kid)


Kelly,  July 23, 2010 at 6:13 AM  

Sorry sweety but I have to ask. What will happen when her new nail starts to grow and the old nail is glued to her finger? I have ripped off many nails in my life time and I just finish the rip and throw it away. It hurts and is ugly but the "new" nail grew back in with no problem. Poor baby girl. I hope she heals quickly

Leanne July 23, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

Ok ... this is absolutely crazy!!! But, I guess it makes a little more sense than what my Dad would have used ... DUCK TAPE. Duck Tape for EVERYTHING! (Ok, not really for injuries, but what the heck - why not?) Hope baby is feeling better!!!!

Marlene July 23, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

"it didn't list children on the package"....ROFL!!!!!!!!

Your poor little girl! I did that to my thumb when I was about 7. I still remember the pain. I had caught it in my uncle's car door. (Those were big honkin' car doors on big honkin' cars back in 1970!)

Bossy Betty July 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

Hope she is feeling better soon! Ouch!

Wh knew about the Super Glue? Handy!

Mamma has spoken July 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

You learn something new every day :o)

K9friend July 23, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

Interesting treatment. But I, too, wonder what happens when the nail starts to grow?


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