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post #1 of 46 Old 02-08-2012, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Yesterday's injury (a little gross)

Have you had one of those days where you just aren't paying as much attention? Well I did.

As a result this happened:



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What happened? Well I was putting my horse's bit in. shoved my thumb a little too far into his mouth and he crunched down.. crushed and broke my left thumb's cuticle.. blood was gushing everywhere it was so painful. I felt like I was going to pass out.. I was light headed and had no coordination of my body. I ate half of Sky's apple and seemed to feel better. I rode afterwards (but that's on another thread.)

Lesson for you all: never lose focus around a horse.. and watch how deep you put your thumb in!
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post #2 of 46 Old 02-08-2012, 01:41 PM
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Ouch! That looks very painful! I hope you have put a bandage on it.
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LOts of anticeptic! and when possible, leave it unwrapped in the air to dry and heal.
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Yeah I did have some neosporin on it.. we don't have any at home though so may have to ask parents to go buy some.

Okay I'll take the band-aid off then.

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Yuckie. I bet your thumb was throbbing!

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Vetricyn works great! Hah i know weird but i had a dog bite through my nail and finger and my hair lady gave Me some and it was healed up in 2 weeks for the most part.
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Yeah it still is.. I have to keep it moving to not feel queasy. Especially after I found a nice layer or two of skin hanging from my thumb still. Bleh

I don't have vetrycin but someone who may have this kind of injury would appreciate that advice =)

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I didn't either I went and got my hair done right after and my hair lady had her son get me some of hers :]. Another good thing was hot water with epsom? salt I believe its called hot soak atleast 2 times a day :] mine was right at the cuticle also but on my ring finger and he punctured all the way through my nail and puunctured skin on the underneath of my finger as well, on the day of homecoming hah.

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I don't have epsom salt either :/ but wouldn't that burn?

My plan is to keep it clean, breathing, and find and put some antibiotic on it. Maybe some teatree paste.

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Nope it actually doesn't my doctor told me to put hot water (as hot as i could stand) and mix a teaspoon i think of the epsom salt and its supposed to increase blood flow and pull out the toxins or something like that. It did work and I believe you can get a big carton of it at most stores for fairly cheap.

I had to keep my wrapped for 2 days as it wouldn't stop bleeding haha but yes keep it unwrapped and maybe get the spray on neosporin so that you don't have to cover it?

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