Cut closing. No stiches... Help.

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  1. IFightInVegas

    IFightInVegas The Bourbonator Platinum Member

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    Me and a sparring partner just butted heads accidentally,and now I have a pretty nice cut on the top of my head. It was gushing blood, and slowed down, but It looks like I'll need a few stitches. Problem is I'm broke as shit, and can't afford a doc visit atm.. Any recommendations on sealing the cut, and keeping it from infection?
     
  2. def1

    def1 Brown Belt

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    Do you have any friends that know how to sow? Have them stitch it for you
     
  3. SummerStriker

    SummerStriker Black Belt

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    The "free clinic" poor people go to to get STD treatment can probably stitch you up.

    If you can cobble up 50 dollars, you could call some out of town doctors and offer them 50 bucks to stitch you. One of them will do it.

    If you want to be less honorable, here is an article: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Will_an_unpaid_medical_bill_damage_your_credit

    It isn't a large bill and credit companies understand you can't avoid medical expenses. While I'm not an accounted, I've HEARD that they are weighted less heavily. Maybe some other posters have an opinion on it.

    In any case, I'd get the stitches.
     
  4. IFightInVegas

    IFightInVegas The Bourbonator Platinum Member

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    I bought this stuff called "Woundseal" at Walgreens that seems to be doing the job atm.. Anyone ever use this stuff?
    I also bought some super glue.. One of my buddies said to combine Vasoline and Nose Spray.


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  5. thecrosby627

    thecrosby627 We Can NEVER go back to Arizona!

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    Ive super glued deep cuts before but never on my face, might be tricky.
     
  6. richmFTW

    richmFTW Blue Belt

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    dud ejust go get stitches you;re going to die of infection
     
  7. SummerStriker

    SummerStriker Black Belt

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    Get staph in his skull bone and have it replaced with a metal plate.
     
  8. IFightInVegas

    IFightInVegas The Bourbonator Platinum Member

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    not in my face.. Its more towards the top of my head
     
  9. thecrosby627

    thecrosby627 We Can NEVER go back to Arizona!

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    That's a lame place to get cut, lol.
     
  10. IFightInVegas

    IFightInVegas The Bourbonator Platinum Member

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    ya. What sucks is, I've been bald, shaved for like 8 years.. Just in the last few months, I decided to grow my hair out again.. And now I had to wash my hair out to get to the cut, where as if I was still bald, it'd be no problem.
     
  11. Free your mind

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    As others have already suggested, super glue it. Its the poor mans stitch.
     
  12. Im so Moldy

    Im so Moldy Blue Belt

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    Option 1: Try a home remedy, get infected and die
    Option 2: Charge your credit card
     
  13. The Polish Pounder

    The Polish Pounder Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    The ER won't turn you away.

    But honestly you probably shouldn't be engaging in a contact sport without the means to handle your medical care. When I was uninsured I didn't train.
     
  14. IFightInVegas

    IFightInVegas The Bourbonator Platinum Member

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    my problem is contact sports are the only exercise I enjoy and am motivated to do... Fuck running
     
  15. Midnighter

    Midnighter Silver Belt

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    You don't run?

    What do you train?

    Anyway, just drink some whiskey and stitch it yourself. I don't see how this could go wrong.
     
  16. jdturner11

    jdturner11 Yellow Belt

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    For the love of god the advice of self/friend stitching and super glue makes me feel sick.

    Go get medical treatment from someone that knows what the fuck they're doing. Your first mistake was signing on to sherdog for advice on this.





    Strike one, motherfucker.


    .. kidding, but really, your head is probably being fistfucked by the AIDs virus right now.
     
  17. xilliun

    xilliun Brown Belt

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    Pretty much exactly why you wear headguards.

    Either way, get that sealed up professionally otherwise the healing process will be much longer.
     
  18. Reyesnuthugr

    Reyesnuthugr Dominick Reyes Belt

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    If you know any dentists or doctors or veterinarians (or assistants of <--- your best bet)personally (as a friend), they have that stitched up on the spot, it's not hard, it just has to be sterile (gloves, sterile needle and suture).
     
  19. Reyesnuthugr

    Reyesnuthugr Dominick Reyes Belt

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    There's also a thing called "butterfly bandages" which look kind of like bandaids, but are used to hold cuts together. You can use those with some gauze on top.
     
  20. Machete Juarez

    Machete Juarez Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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