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roycv

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Finger trouble.
« on: December 28, 2008, 01:22:59 pm »

Hi all, getting old and my finger nails are not as hard as they used to be,

Any way I sometimes get an annoying split and recently I have found that super glue applied to the split works very well holding the nail together as it grows out.

Any medical people out there?  Q. is it safe?  Is there a better way?

regards Roy
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Stavros

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Re: Finger trouble.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 01:39:27 pm »

Superglue was invented in the Vietnam war and is used extensivly in casualty!



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Re: Finger trouble.
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 01:49:19 pm »

I use it to stick together the odd accident that I have with a scapel on the fingers, better than plasters O0
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Re: Finger trouble.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 04:08:47 pm »

Hi Roy,
I have an occasional thumb nail problem. Right thumb right side will suddenly have a split going across to the left about 5mm down the side, with no apparent reason for doing so. I clean degrease and fine sand the nail, and then cover with 5 min epoxy. This holds the nail together while it grows out. I know this is safe, because this is how ladies false nails are done. (Not the stick on type).
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Re: Finger trouble.
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 02:12:30 pm »

Hi all, thanks for your responses, it was one of those things that seemed too good to be true!
Glad there is no problem,
Regards Roy
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Re: Finger trouble.
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 03:14:57 pm »

I use Superglue too for minor cuts but I have now idea the stuff we use is safe....... the first person to die of superglue poisoning, please let us know!
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Re: Finger trouble.
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008, 03:43:56 pm »

If it can stick my gaffer's 'bottom' to the lavy set it should do your nails a treat.  :-))


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Re: Finger trouble.
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 05:28:00 pm »

Superglue was designed for medical use.
Used to seal wounds (quicker than stitching) to help control bleeding in Vietnam.

Trouble is longer term, Fibrin (the stuff that forms scabs,) does not grow through the 'plug' of acrylic formed by the glue.

This plug is then rejected by the bodies tissues as healing takes place until it is rejected from the surface of the skin, much like a shard of glass would be.

The disadvantage is that it will tend to leave a scar.

My local GP has used some in emergency to nail together a split hand!
(how do I know? I saw him grab it from my workshop!



For nails though.......no problem!

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