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Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Little_me, Aug 2, 2010.

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  1. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    I accidentally cut my elbow today and and it won't stop bleeding :cry: it has been like this for half an hour or so and the bandaids never stay in place :( is there anything else to do?
  2. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    run it under cold water for 10-15 minutes.
    then put pressure on it.
    if it doesn't stop bleeding after that then maybe you need to get it checked out by a nurse.

    remember to clean it too, if it stops bleeding, with antiseptic.

    it sounds bad if it has been like this for half an hour, is it bleeding badly? if it is, then i suggest going straight to a nurse/doctor.
  3. Soul of a Dragon

    Soul of a Dragon Well-Known Member

    Call paramedics right now!
    nah just kidding :D
    Ermm.. cold water first, then anti infection meds, then plaster, then go watch movie.
  4. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    The cut is not very deep but it started bleeding everytime the bandaid detached (24/7)... To avoid moving my arm seems to work.
  5. flyingdutchmen

    flyingdutchmen Well-Known Member

    ouch yes elbow is a nasty place as it is fairly impossible to not move it.
    some nasty wounds need pressure for a long time.
    you can clean the wound later once you take the pressure away and you see it doesnt bleed any more
  6. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    is it better? what helped? :smile:
  7. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    It doesn't bleed anymore! But it still burns. I'm glad it won't leave a visible scar (who looks at people's elbows... lol)
  8. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support


    I'm glad to hear it stopped bleeding!
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