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That is a tough one.....once a wound is closed it is closed for good usually.....so if you are going to close it CLEAN it, CLEAN it really really well....Sterile super glue
and steri strips
I got to use the glue once on a 3/4” deep wound in my wife's upper thigh, when a very sharp knife she was using to cut something held loosely on her lap slipped and badly gouged the top of her leg. The cut looked gruesome...like a cut into a steak as you could see the severed pink muscle cleanly separated by the slice. The glue worked perfectly. Two days later, when we got to go into an urgent care facility, the doc said to leave the glue as is and said it actually skipped the need for stiches.
I actually missed adding a small syrnige with a blunt needle to the list (I am working surgical recovery as I type this)...the pressure washes out dirt and bugs.
Anything with a narcotic element is another risky one....will if impact breathing? will it cause you to miss a neuro change? Will it cause nausea?For simple pain relief?
In Canada I believe you can buy over the counter a pill that is a combination of methocarbamol and ibuprofen...it seems to be recommended for back and muscle pulls/ pains?, and also buy OTC pain pills with a combination of either codeine and aspirin, or codeine and acetaminophen.
In some US states I think you can still purchase legally, without a prescription, cough syrup with codeine in it....
(Just FYI, I’m not advocating the use or purchase of any of the above)
No one, and I mean no one dies from pain, shock yes, heart attack yes but pure pain is not a killer. I speak as a person who had his left lower leg crushed and the ripped almost off at the hip, I have felt my shattered pelvis grind together and just 3 years ago split my tibia right down the middle like kindling. In all those cases I did pass out from the pain, I did scream from the pain, but it won't kill you.