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#16978 - 06/11/07 01:31 PM Re: Do you ever get used to the injuries?
Glori Offline

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Registered: 08/14/00
Posts: 499
Loc: Elk Rapids, Michigan
I STILL tear off skin on a regular basis by running into walls, chairs, everything. I am pretty clumsy and my fragile skin just makes it look worse than it is.
First, my best friend is COHESIVE bandage, which only sticks to itself. It basically like ace bandaging but it helps keep a gauze pad over a wound and keeps the bactracin in place.
Second, my Mom learned early on to pack a first aid kit for me and leave it at the school office every school year. They were constantly sticking band-aids on me even when I told them not to. Frankly, my Mom taught me this white lie: I am allergic to adhesive and cannot have it touching me. Schools are so freaked out about kids and allergies that they stopped sticking stuff to me. It's kind of a last ditch thing to say when they are coming at you with a band-aid and it's not a total lie, adhesive gave me horrible infections, worse than the boo-boo the band-aid was covering.
I think that packing your kids first aid kit is one of the best things that you can do for them, by the time they start going to school they will know how to treat their injuries better than anyone else.

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#16979 - 06/13/07 07:56 PM Re: Do you ever get used to the injuries?
Sarah Helen Offline
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 383
Loc: Twin Cities, Probably North of...
Glori - you reminded me of a time that I went to a non-urgent care clinic after work to have some nasty leg blisters dressed. They were spreading and I just wanted them covered up professionally for one night to allow them to heal.
The doctor was so freaked out by my condition that he wanted to admit me and put me on antibiotic iv. I was flying to see my fiance the next day and was not about to let that be delayed. I ended up giving him a lesson on ich and how to bandage something properly.
He had the arrogance to tell me that I was putting my life at risk and that I would be admitted within 3 days. I went back three days later (it was a short trip)to show him how the blisters had healed and he had to eat his own words.
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Sarah & Son
EHK & ARCI
"Today is the Tomorrow that you worried about Yesterday, and all is well"

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