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Dremel Wound Question? Answered

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I was using a Dremel Rotary tool yesterday with one of the rough sanding bits. While I was using it, the tool slipped off the edge of the wood I was sanding and landed on my middle finger, stupidly, I wasn't wearing gloves like usual cause' I was in a hurry and had left my gloves on the upper level of the house. Anyway, I got it off my finger and turned off the Dremel immediatly and it slowed down fairly quick. Now, I got a small wound on my finger, not bad, but I wanted to ask if I should be worried about it being infected since the dremel bit probably had wood dust all over it.

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lemonie (author)2010-04-18

Keep it clean, if it starts to look worse go get an opinion from a medical-professional.

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LoneWolf (author)lemonie2010-04-19

Alright, well it seems fine.

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lemonie (author)LoneWolf2010-04-19

Good. There was a bloke in the pub we thought might have septicema in his arm, but he finally conceded that he probably did fall over while drunk after all...

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acidbass (author)2010-04-18

 as L said keep it clean but you should keep it rinsed and apply neosporin then a band aid and DONE leave it alone .......................figures this just has to happen when i am gone lol 

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LoneWolf (author)acidbass2010-04-19

Haha, yeah nice timing :)

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acidbass (author)LoneWolf2010-04-19

 i swear do i always have to be here to make sure there arent any accidents

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LoneWolf (author)acidbass2010-04-19

Haha, yeah, your very presence alone is enough to safegaurd us (rolls eyes)

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acidbass (author)LoneWolf2010-04-19

 shut up jk but it is slightly true

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Kiteman (author)2010-04-16

"Wood" is not generally considered to be an organism capable of infecting live humans.

Still, you've probably got a patch of raw skin - an open wound is always vulnerable to infection.

As long as you washed it carefully, rinsing with plenty of water to remove any possible lodged dust particles, and covered it with a suitable dressing, you'll be fine.

If the wound isn't too large, you can remove the dressing after a day or so and then rely on the scab to protect it.


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LoneWolf (author)Kiteman2010-04-16

Alright. Thanks for the Response.

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