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Old 10-12-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question about the use of Butterflies

I've been taking care of a friend who's vaccinations are up to date. Thankfully.
However, we were out in the yard and she got gashed by a piece of tin. New, not rusted and old, and she's had her tetanus shot. But she refused to go to the hospital for treatment. It obviously moved into the subcutaneous tissue and she bled for a bit but we treated the wound accordingly similar to an injury I'd suffered in childhood. The difference is she had sustained a previous injury not far above the gash which I butterflied shut for her.

Since then she's been treating it herself but I think she's changing the butterflies daily which isn't helping the wound to stay shut. When I obtained my knowledge in this sort of thing, the medical professionals which helped me didn't change my butterflies, I assume to promote growth and healing in the wound.

The question itself is should she not change them daily, even though the adhesive of the butterflies may irritate her previous injury?

 
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