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Whoozyerdaddy
07-05-2011, 04:56 AM
And based on my current rate of bleeding over the last half hour, I'll bleed out sometime in the next 2-3 weeks.

I'm looking for some advice on how to handle this. I'm too young to die. I still have contributions to make to society...

Failing that, I still have chicks to bang.

coldmeat
07-05-2011, 05:10 AM
so you're bleading ~0.1ml/minute?

Whoozyerdaddy
07-05-2011, 05:13 AM
so you're bleading ~0.1ml/minute?

Not sure... I'm burning through a paper towel every few minutes... Not sure what the scientific equivilant of that is... But it can't be good.

biostud
07-05-2011, 05:30 AM
you need to seal it with some hot iron

DaTT
07-05-2011, 05:49 AM
Once the bleeding stops, be very excited for when the pain starts....in a day or 2.

Raizinman
07-05-2011, 06:27 AM
I need to see pictures!!! Nothing better than a good bloody toe.

DaTT
07-05-2011, 06:35 AM
I need to see pictures!!! Nothing better than a good bloody toe.

I can think of many things better to look at than a man's bloody toe.

marvdmartian
07-05-2011, 06:54 AM
1. Direct pressure
2. Cold compress
3. Elevate bleeding area above heart

Try all that for 1/2 hour. If it fails to work, you might have to use a tourniquet. Just to be safe, and for maximum coverage, start with one at your neck. :sneaky:

edro
07-05-2011, 07:13 AM
Weird. I just pulled one yesterday. It bled but not gushing like yours.
Mine hurts now, as DaTT said.
Mine was the outside of the big toe on my left foot.

They are a strange phenomenon...

dud
07-05-2011, 07:21 AM
I wouldn't be overly concerned with the bleeding as that will eventualy stop. I would be more concerned with the infection that is right now setting in and will be a wonderfully painfull experience. Try to disinfect the affected area with an ample amount of a neosporin equivalent once the bleeding stops.

moshquerade
07-05-2011, 08:07 AM
do you have cute toes?

Engineer
07-05-2011, 08:15 AM
I ripped one out over the weekend (Saturday I believe). Bled some but not terribly bad. Still hurts but getting slightly better.

PottedMeat
07-05-2011, 08:19 AM
i hate pulling those things, they always sting worse/longer than a papercut whenever there's a little pressure. usually trimming at the bottom with an exacto knife works.

Rastus
07-05-2011, 08:27 AM
Don't pull hangnails on toes. It can cause an ingrown toenail which might not get better until you get it cut out by a doctor. Those are very painful. When you get a hangnail, just put a bandaid on it for a few days so it won't catch on something.

BoomerD
07-05-2011, 01:21 PM
Soak it in cider...it's the best cure for any injury.

Away
07-05-2011, 01:27 PM
do you have cute toes?

I knew it! Mosh has a toe fetish. :biggrin:

dpodblood
07-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Call 911!

SagaLore
07-05-2011, 01:52 PM
Pickup some epsom salt and iodine from your pharmacy. Fill large pot or bucket with water hot enough to be bearable, add a bunch of salt, and a squirt of iodine. Soak your foot for half an hour.

Do that once a day for a week. Then after that leave it alone and try to keep your foot dry. Don't pick at it.

Raizinman
07-05-2011, 02:29 PM
Picking at the toes is so relaxing, especially when watching TV or sitting close to your spouse, who is eating dinner. Trying to pull the ingrown toe nail out with tweezers or needle nose pliars is also a nice hobby and there is such a release of pain when you finally get it. My oh my, that is good! Make sure to save the pulled out piece for your spouse to inspect. Thats actually the best part next to the collection of toe-jam I've saved for her.

Jaepheth
07-05-2011, 02:41 PM
1. Take some lemon juice and saturate it with table salt and apply the mixture directly to the open wound.

2. Then apply pressure using an alcohol soaked paper towel.

3. Leave towel on until bleeding subsides, and then pull it off quickly.

4. Repeat steps 1 - 3 until wound stops bleeding or patient passes out.

CZroe
07-05-2011, 02:51 PM
I never bled from a hangnail until I pulled one from my left hand last week. I just yanked it and went about my business, unaware that it was bleeding. I looked down a little while later and noticed dried blood all around my finger nail and I had to wonder how much I had unknowingly dripped all over.

lord_emperor
07-05-2011, 02:51 PM
Let it form a scab.

spidey07
07-05-2011, 03:31 PM
Make sure you scrub and keep it clean/covered daily. People have died from infection from what you just did. The toes are full of bacteria/fungus.

Fritzo
07-05-2011, 03:40 PM
Just soak it in some cold water. You probably tore part of the nail bed, which is full of blood vessels. The cold water will cause the vessels to constrict and should stop the bleeding shortly.

El Guaraguao
07-05-2011, 03:43 PM
Cut your toe off to stop that part of your toe from bleeding out.

BrokenVisage
07-05-2011, 03:44 PM
Stitch it from orbit.

Ruptga
07-05-2011, 03:47 PM
Why would anyone pull a hangnail? Are there no fingernail clippers where you cavemen live?

Jeff7
07-05-2011, 10:11 PM
Why would anyone pull a hangnail? Are there no fingernail clippers where you cavemen live?
He needed an entry for the "manliest thing you have ever done" thread. :D

Engineer
07-06-2011, 11:45 AM
Why would anyone pull a hangnail? Are there no fingernail clippers where you cavemen live?

Mine was more of an ingrown nail than a hang nail. Cut/tear/rip the bastard out!!! Sore for a day or so but much better over the long run vs having daily cutting into my toe.

midnight growler
07-06-2011, 03:04 PM
In a related note, the images in Wikipedia's page on ingrown nails are almost enough to make me pass out.

hanoverphist
07-06-2011, 03:26 PM
do you have cute toes?

no one does.

Whoozyerdaddy
07-06-2011, 03:30 PM
1. Take some lemon juice and saturate it with table salt and apply the mixture directly to the open wound.

2. Then apply pressure using an alcohol soaked paper towel.

3. Leave towel on until bleeding subsides, and then pull it off quickly.

4. Repeat steps 1 - 3 until wound stops bleeding or patient passes out.

That was the first thing that came to mind. Sadly, it didn't work. I even bit down on a stick.

Fritzo
07-06-2011, 03:30 PM
I just fixed my nails last week. All good for another month.

http://members.toast.net/dougz/remotefoot.jpg

moshquerade
07-06-2011, 03:33 PM
I just fixed my nails last week. All good for another month.

http://members.toast.net/dougz/remotefoot.jpgnice grooming. :thumbsup:

but... can you operate the remote with your feet?

Spikesoldier
07-06-2011, 03:34 PM
grab your soldering iron to sear the surface and keep all the juices inside.

Fritzo
07-06-2011, 03:37 PM
nice grooming. :thumbsup:

but... can you operate the remote with your feet?

LOL- I can :) I have a habit of grabbing stuff with them. It grosses my daughter out.

moshquerade
07-06-2011, 03:39 PM
LOL- I can :) I have a habit of grabbing stuff with them. It grosses my daughter out.I am foot dexterous too. :P

I can manipulate eating utensils with my feet :sneaky:

Fritzo
07-06-2011, 03:43 PM
I am foot dexterous too. :P

I can manipulate eating utensils with my feet :sneaky:

We should start a website. I think there's money in this. :P

moshquerade
07-06-2011, 03:49 PM
We should start a website. I think there's money in this. :P
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doing-stuff-with-your-feet-because-you-dont-want-to-bend-over/115042668512949 :D

Ruptga
07-06-2011, 05:46 PM
In a related note, the images in Wikipedia's page on ingrown nails are almost enough to make me pass out.

You pansy :P I thought the Vandenbos procedure was interesting. Sometimes you really do have to scrap it all and start from scratch.

Cstefan
07-06-2011, 06:09 PM
Those photos tell me I have wonderful feet! Wow.

RedRooster
07-06-2011, 06:12 PM
Just get the sides of your big toes' nails permanently cut off at a podiatrist. After fighting with painful ingrown nails for years, I'm am now impervious to the stupid things. My toes are a painfree temple! They just look stupid.

PottedMeat
07-06-2011, 06:13 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f0/Nail_Convexity.JPG

damn, how the hell do B & C happen

spidey07
07-06-2011, 07:27 PM
damn, how the hell do B & C happen

Fungus, damage to the nail bed, etc.

CZroe
07-06-2011, 10:14 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f0/Nail_Convexity.JPG

damn, how the hell do B & C happen

My mother had those kind. All my toenails are normal except the ones next to my big toes are like domes. They are perfectly wide enough but are shaped almost spherical and curve sharply down, creating a kind of protective cap over the front of the toe. If I somehow removed the nail across the top instead of the front where it angles down, I would be bleeding and sore because that part that is supposed to attach to the nail also extends over the front.

CFP
07-06-2011, 10:43 PM
Stitch it from orbit.

I say we lift off and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

LumbergTech
07-06-2011, 10:43 PM
pics or it didnt happen

coldmeat
07-06-2011, 10:47 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f0/Nail_Convexity.JPG

damn, how the hell do B & C happen

My dad is somewhere between B and C. He digs the sides out with the file on the nailclippers every now and then. Lots of bleeding. He says it's from clipping his toes like he does his fingers, istead of a straight line.