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Liquid band-aid?

Postby NewOrleansSaint » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:02 pm

On the side of one of Saint's toes he has a little scrape. He got it a few months ago. It seems like he got it because his toenail is a little crooked and it must have scraped the side of his toe after I clipped it one day. Since I noticed the scrape, I've been super anal about smoothing off his nails after I clip them so this doesn't happen again. The only problem is it seems that every time the little scrape scabs up, he knocks the scab off again running around or on our walks. So it will bleed a tiny bit. It doesn't seem to bother him one bit, but I'd like to see if I can help it heal up for good.

Suggestions anyone?

I've seen this liquid band-aid stuff at Petco http://www.petco.com/product/103675/3M-Liquid-Bandage-For-Dogs-and-Cats.aspx Has anyone used it before? I used human liquid band-aid on myself years ago and it worked just fine. :dunno:
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:51 pm

I haven't used it but there was a thread here a while back that recommended it for happy tail. It seems that would be a good choice for a small cut.
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby FransterDoo » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:53 pm

You can buy the people stuff too (typically cheaper as well). It does sting a bit when put over open spots but since there's already a scab it should be more than ok.
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby Allie » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:27 pm

I'm at work right now and used some VetBond Skin adhesive to glue together a cut on my finger-- no sting at all!
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby Deniselynn » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:32 pm

FransterDoo wrote:You can buy the people stuff too (typically cheaper as well). It does sting a bit when put over open spots but since there's already a scab it should be more than ok.


I have used this and it works wonders for small cuts and scrapes.
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby JenLeigh » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:18 pm

super glue.

keeping wounds closed was it's origional purpose i believe.

it's the best and the cheapest stuff you'll find.
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby pinsent » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:00 am

super glue?
really? isnt there some chemicals in it though that could get into the blood? I have heard about using it on a broken nail that keeps splitting to make it heal but not a open wound. interesting though.
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby PitFriend » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:44 pm

I've used Liquid Bandage on my dogs...it works great for minor cuts and abrasions.
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby haircrazie016 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:59 pm

i used it once, NEVER again!!

that crap hurts soo bad, its worse then pouring alcohol onto an open wound.

when I put it on, i was not expecting how bad it would hurt, as soon as it touched my cut I literally yelped, dropped the bottle, and ran to wash it off lol.

never again!

oh and this is the brand i used, i dont know about others though...
http://www.newskinproducts.com/liquid-bandage.htm
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby BigBadPibbul » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:17 pm

pinsent wrote:super glue?
really? isnt there some chemicals in it though that could get into the blood? I have heard about using it on a broken nail that keeps splitting to make it heal but not a open wound. interesting though.


We've used alot of super glue for wounds on us and on the dogs in a pinch, Turbo got a nasty little cut on his head that just didn't want to quit bleeding, being away from town and well away from the vet we just put a couple drops of super glue in the wound, pinched the edges together and left it alone. When we got back to town we had nearly forgotten about it and within a few days the wound was healing nicely and pushing the little piece of glue up and out of the way as it healed. It burns like mad though so be careful if you choose to go that route and the skin is open. Personally we use it as an emergency backup and not for regular use on the dogs. Us though... Well lets just say that both of us have used it on ourselves several times when a trip to the ER would have probably been a better idea :oops:
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby 6pak » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:32 pm

Super glue does work the best. It is non toxic. I once sealed a three inch gash on the palm of my hand
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby 6pak » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:35 pm

Superglue was used by trauma surgeons in Vietnam to glue the edges of lacerated livers together (ever try to SEW liver?). Works great. It also works perfectly fine in normal skin wounds, and is non-toxic.
The only reason it hasn't been approved by the FDA for this purpose is that the studies would cost millions, and who's going to pay them? Superglue has long since passed off-patent.

I work occasionally at a private research lab which does
experimental surgical research on animals. In dogs, we had a lot of
problem with oozing and infection at sites where arterial catheters
were left in. Now we superglue them and all that problem is gone.

The glue doesn't interfere with healing, and it seals excellently. It is as resistent to abscessing as staples, and seals far better. For
wounds in animals which have been anticoagulated, it's a godsend.
Survival animals which have catheters pulled later suffer no ill
effects, and the wounds heal fine.

Steve Harris, M.D.
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=85071
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby HappyPuppy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:30 am

I had some liquid bandaid for humans that I tried to put on Ruby's dewclaw that ripped off and it seemed to have burned a lot... :sad: That probably was not the correct application tho on a ripped off nail like that...
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby tiva » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:05 pm

Please don't use over-the-counter superglue on wounds! The FDA has actually approved a form of superglue for human wounds and another form for veterinary wounds, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea for people to use the stuff at home. Why not?
1. the stuff you buy in the store can indeed cause serious local irritation; the medical forms of superglue have different formulations
2. most importantly, before sealing any significant wound shut, you first need to clean it extremely well. Otherwise you can create the perfect haven for bacteria and end up with a much more serious problem. Vets offices are set up to clean out serious wounds; most human homes aren't.

And here's the scoop on medical uses of superglue, including the Vietnam history:
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/rea ... in-vietnam
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Re: Liquid band-aid?

Postby tiva » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:10 pm

Over-the-counter superglue contains ethylcyanoacrylates, which break down in the body to toxic byproducts.
Medical superglues contain a slightly different chemical: octylcyanoacrylates, which don't break down into toxic substances.

In technical terms: "Upon application to living tissues (water or base), the monomer undergoes an exothermic hydroxylation reaction that results in polymerization of the adhesive. The shorter-chain derivatives [ie, the over-the-counter stuff] tend to have a higher degree of tissue toxicity than the longer-chain derivatives [ie, the FDA approved medical glues] do.

Inflammation, tissue necrosis, granulation formation, and wound breakdown can occur when cyanoacrylates are implanted subcutaneously. The process causing the histologic toxicity is thought to be related to the by-products of degradation, cyanoacetate, and formaldehyde. The local concentrations of these breakdown products are proportional to the rate of degradation (an aqueous degradation process) of the parent compound. Therefore, slower degradation rates result in less toxicity to the tissues."
From eMedicine Specialties > Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery > Pharmacology
Wound Adhesives, 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate
Author: Nathan D Schwade, PhD,
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/874047-overview
Updated: Sep 17, 2008
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