- What helps cuts heal?
I have a nice scratch on my belly caused by a branch. I was thinking of doing a scientific experiment to see what helps it heal best. The plan is to rub Savlon on one end and leave the other end untreated to see which heals quickest.
I then thought I could try Savlon vs Vasaline
So which does STW think will work best to help a scratch heal?
Your votes please!Posted 8 years agobikeyMember
Have you been falling off again? Prehaps you should take up a more sedate hobby, like knitting. Ohh hold on, that involves sharp pointy objects. Better give that one a miss.
I hope you are well? I am Guiding in Greece at the moment. I will be back in the UK soon and still fancy that meet-up at Lordswood.Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
My fastest healing cuts have always been the ones I kept moist (presumably like this granuflex stuff would) and closed, unfortunately I rarely can keep dressings on for more than half a day so I tend to just cover them and they take a bit longer and scar a bit more, but I’m not too worried about scars so provided it doesnt get infected it’s all ok!Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
No, it was discovered during the WWII when trying to find a substance for sniper scope lenses.
?? I was under the impression it was used for patchign up soldiers too, maybe it wasn’t made FOR that but they definitely used it for that (or the two TV programmes Ive seen about the subject were mistaken, or I’ve been dreaming about watching TV – both possible)Posted 8 years ago
Super glue, Krazy glue, Eastman 910 and similar glues are all a special type of glue called cyanoacrylates. Cyanoacrylates were invented in 1942 by Dr. Harry Coover of Kodak Laboratories during experiments to make a special extra-clear plastic suitable for gun sights. He found they weren’t suitable for that purpose, so he set the formula aside. Six years later he pulled it out of the drawer thinking it might be useful as a new plastic for airplane canopies. Wrong again–but he did find that cyanoacrylates would glue together many materials with incredible strength and quick action, including two very expensive prisms when he tried to test the ocular qualities of the substance. Seeing possibilities for a new adhesive, Kodak developed “Eastman #910” (later “Eastman 910”) a few years later as the first true “super glue.” In a now-famous demonstration conducted in 1959, Dr. Coover displayed the strength of this new product on the early television show “I’ve Got a Secret,” where he used a single drop placed between two steel cylinders to lift the host of the show, Garry Moore, completely off of the ground.
So it was tested for scopes, but not actually USED. It’s first pratical application was as a glue.
Still – it is a fact I shall store away for later use 🙂Posted 8 years ago
The use of cyanoacrylate glues in medicine was considered fairly early on. Eastman Kodak and Ethicon began studying whether the glues could be used to hold human tissue together for surgery. In 1964 Eastman submitted an application to use cyanoacrylate glues to seal wounds to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Soon afterward Dr. Coover’s glue did find use in Vietnam–reportedly in 1966 cyanoacrylates were tested on-site by a specially trained surgical team, with impressive results. According to an interview with Dr. Coover by the Kingsport Times-News:
And it was used in Vietnam.Posted 8 years ago
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