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  • ansonmht commented on Lftndbt's instructable Stitch Yourself Shut- Surgery at home.9 months ago
    Stitch Yourself Shut- Surgery at home.

    the local injection can easily kill if injected wrongly intravenously or in wrong doses; your thyroid had absorpable stitches inside, glue is for specific, superficial wounds. Please don't attempt such a procedure, it will cause the animal undue harm

    Please don't suture yourself up like that, it's putting a lot of readers at serious risk of sepsis and appendage loss really... the ugly scar is the least of your worries really. The importance of wound management goes like this: disinfection and cleaning > function and tissue saving > wound closure and cosmesis.This method actually introduces more trauma and infection to a simple clean wound. You can't disinfect threads etc at home right? The suturing is not correct, but the main problem is not about cosmesis, it's that wrong suturing (wrong tension, depth, interval) easily damages bloodflow, greatly increasing ischemia and gangrene risks.Some comments mentioned local anasthesia injection too, which is also dangerous intravenous injection (as opposed to the intended intramuscular...see more »Please don't suture yourself up like that, it's putting a lot of readers at serious risk of sepsis and appendage loss really... the ugly scar is the least of your worries really. The importance of wound management goes like this: disinfection and cleaning > function and tissue saving > wound closure and cosmesis.This method actually introduces more trauma and infection to a simple clean wound. You can't disinfect threads etc at home right? The suturing is not correct, but the main problem is not about cosmesis, it's that wrong suturing (wrong tension, depth, interval) easily damages bloodflow, greatly increasing ischemia and gangrene risks.Some comments mentioned local anasthesia injection too, which is also dangerous intravenous injection (as opposed to the intended intramuscular) can easily kill by overdose, appendages like fingers have other risks too.Superglue is not gaurenteed to be medical grade, some patients come with glue all mashed in and it's very hard for us to help them.PLEASE IF YOU R INJURED PLEASE, JUST CLEAN WOUND UNDER LOADS OF RUNNING CLEAN WATER, THEN APPLY DISINFECTANT. WRAP AND PRESS ON WOUND, INCLUDING ANY FOREIGN OBJECT INSIDE, AND GO TO THE EMERGENCY DEPT. SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS ARE WELCOME, NO JUDGEMENT NO STRINGS ATTACHED. WITH PRIVACY AND AUTONOMY.That will be a very good job already :) So please. It's not worth going into organ failure and spending days on foley catheters, or loosing a finger over this. The ED doctors will be glad to help you, we don't care how you got that wound or it being self inflicted or what not, we just want to help ok?? But we need something to work with, and stitching over stitched skin sucks ==....and the complication rate for normal suture wounds are less than 5% (1% in reality in most places), so complications are not that rare, you don't wanna increase the odds even more lol.

    Threads have to sterile too. But if its a wound that can be easily closed by simple suture, its not urgent or threatening. simply disinfect, wrap, stabilise and go to the nearest health station will do!!

    The core and infection is precisely what such suturing would introduce actually :(sugar is not a common practice, but its definitely a double edged sword - all cells, your and the staph bac alike love sugar. At home without proper wound debridement and disinfection this will just escalate any infection. A simple wound can turn into one that needs to br cored then or worse, please don't attempt that!

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