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12-07-2012, 21:06   #1
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Sliced my finger with a mandolin slicer -Help !

Lobbed a slice off my thumb 3 hours ago, I eventually managed to stop the bleeding by throwing flour on it (found the tip online). The flour really worked but what do I do now ? If I try and wash the HUGE cut it will start to bleed again. Help please !!
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Do the same for the other one to balance things out.
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Go to hospital if it's that bad, you might need stitches.
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12-07-2012, 21:08   #4
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Have you got the bit you cut off? Or is it in a salad?
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Sliced a finger really badly.

Time to call an ambulance.....but I'll just post a thread on boards first
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Doctor Doctor I sliced off a piece of my thumb?

Doctor: Good thing you came to see me instead of consulting the internet, God knows what kind of crazy thing you would be doing if you had. Let me stitch that up for you.
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If it's clean then don't wash it yet. The blood loss will have likely washed out most of the crap.
Oh and go to a hospital and get it seen to
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12-07-2012, 21:11   #8
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You better insert your thumb in your rectum to keep it protected until you get to a hospital.
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12-07-2012, 21:11   #9
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Superglue is your friend!
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Stick it up yer bum OP.
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Ooh are they the ones they were selling today in aldi? Are they good? Did you buy the potato ricer aswell?
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If you tried playing the mandolin instead of using it to cut vegetables you wouldn't be in this mess.
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Can you play the mandolin OP?
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what you shhould have done is put the loose flap of skin back over the wound and then wrapped it tightly and hold the thumb above shoulder level and got to a doctor. now you are going to lose the finger to flesh eating bacteria that live in the flour or die.

sorry op. hope its a nice funeral.
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hmmm....if there's actually a slice missing then it can't be stitched.

(I know this because I once ruined a lovely Caesar salad).

You will however need something to stop the bleeding. (I got something that looked like little white plastic cubes that somehow dissolved under the bandage and stopped the bleeding).

Alternatively : Superglue
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