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    Default Washing a Wound (No, it's not a Psychological Wound)

    I slipped in the rain while wearing sandals. (Damn slippery things from Old Navy. )

    My left leg--or rather, foot--slid right into a solid wooden post, and the big toe got most of the damage. The toenail is cracked angrily right down the middle, and the uprooted nail is black because there's blood and dirt bunched up underneath.

    I should probably wash it, lest it get infected. The question is, how? With the least amount of pain?

    Edit edit EDIT: Just so you know I'm not one of those silly girls that actually wears sandals long after the season for sandals is over, I was only wearing them for a quick run to my car to get a textbook. The lesson: Being eager to do homework is hazardous to your health. And Old Navy sandals suck. No, but it's just funny that the ONE time I'm willing to do homework, I end up limping.
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    Cleaning and Bandaging a Wound - Yahoo! Health you can probably skip the part about stopping bleeding as for no pain just get drunk or take pain killers would be the best bet honestly.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahoo!
    If the wound is large, deep, too painful to clean, or has dirt, debris, or a foreign object in it that you cannot remove, see a health professional.
    I was thinking of doing this. Thanks, Prpl. Why didn't I think of googling?

    Thinking of doing that because it looks like to clean it or remove the dirt, I'd have to in some way lift the nail, which isn't completely detached and would probably hurt like a mother&*%$%*.
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    Ow, I would go. When I had a really bad wound the Dr. used a whirlpool with warm water and some salt and some other crap he threw in. I thought it was weird but I don't have any scarring other than above where the whirlpool was. I will definitely do that if I have any other serious wounds. It stimulates the skin to heal.

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    Nice! What was the wound?

    I'm worried about doctor bills. How much might this run me? I'm sure it depends on insurance, but I wonder what this would run me with the standard level of insurance.
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    You might have an emergency room co-pay (mine is $100, it should be listed on your card) but it should mostly be covered if you have pretty normal insurance.

    My foot was dragged along a gravel driveway for 50 ft (?) - I broke 5 bones in my foot. It was a great summer! (It was between telling the story or linking to the bloody foot pic, I went for the story)

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    Ow. You're making my foot throb.

    But now I want to see the pic. Geez! How did that happen, anyway?
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    You asked!

    leg on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Ewww on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    splint on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    It's pretty gross. That was in the car on the way to the emergency room. I was texting a friend about it and taking pics.

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    Ouch. I bet he felt pretty bad.

    Wow, that looks gross. I like those little mouse-over notes on the pics--they're helpful!

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    Nice road rash...

    Hydrogen Peroxide works well. Let it sit and work for a few minutes. Then soak in a tub of hot water. Nothing is going to stop it from feeling like someone is peeling your nerves away one at a time. At least till you get a painkiller in your system.

    Suggestion: take a painkiller 30 minutes before you do anything to your foot.

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