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to want to rip this dressing off my finger now and get some air to it?

(13 Posts)
TheLadyEvenstar Tue 11-Oct-11 14:23:24

Its annoying me now!

The stitches are out and it looks great even if still bruised. But the skin is peeling off every time i change the dressing. Its itching and I want to have a proper shower without holding that hand away from the water.

Ok i am BU but i really have had enough of the dressing now!

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 11-Oct-11 14:48:15

Normally I would say yes, rip it off but I seem to have a recollection that this was a really nasty injury <stalker much?> so do what you have been told. Naughty woman!

ConstanceNoring Tue 11-Oct-11 14:56:16

Ah I knew this would be you!

If it makes you feel any better the person I know who had the similar injury has her bandage off now, the finger and nail looks perfect if a little smaller than it was. She still has a sock type dressing to keep it protected while it's still healing. smile

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 11-Oct-11 15:10:43


I only posted to distract myself from riping it off.

I am past the sock type dressing now just have like a sticky gauze on it and a vaseline dressing to soften skin which was operated on.

but it itchesssss

elmofan Tue 11-Oct-11 15:13:47

What happened to your finger ? <nosy>

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 11-Oct-11 15:15:51

read it here

elmofan Tue 11-Oct-11 15:23:36

OUCH - Hope it heals quickly . I would leave it covered up for a bit longer just to keep it clean .

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Tue 11-Oct-11 15:24:13

I'd take it off, have a good hour of air then reapply it. The reason for the itching is the healing that's taking place and you must know by now that wounds heal best in a moist environment.

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 11-Oct-11 15:27:02

Rips, you know what I didnt know that blush

I just hate the itching and tbh want to wash my hands properly!

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Tue 11-Oct-11 15:32:35

I live to serve wink

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 11-Oct-11 15:35:08

Rips - ok going to be dumb here are you kreecher?

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Tue 11-Oct-11 16:35:22

Yes, I am.
New country, new cats, new name.

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 11-Oct-11 18:31:08

I like it grin

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