Can understand ash though,as it’s sterile and it stops leaks a treat. Think the urine bit of it was more likely the equivalent of “ wash out wound with clean running water”. Urine the next best thing, as , if you were on a ship and decided to clean a wound out on you pinkey finger with drinking water or rum, you would soon have bigger,more serious injuries to tend to....
Hold on a minute JB, Parm would drink the rum and say "let it bleed" and feel happier.
Injury healed pretty quickly actually. I kept it covered for a week or so, then let it have air, and another week it was ok.
The key issue with a workshop injury is to make sure it's clean, then dress it. Remove the dressing every so often to make sure it's not festering (that's what I understand the "air drying" recommendation means) because if it's kept damp under a used plaster which is wicking away at the infection, it can be a breeding ground for infection to develop. So if I end up with a decent wound, I will change the dressing as often as possible commensurate with allowing a scab to form.
you have forgotten the bit where you cover the plaster with insulating tape, or 2" masking tape if a larger wound!
Yes, the macho nonsense we all grew up with. A child or young adult has much better defence against infection (even COVID related), the older you get, the lower your defence. My own preference would be to give it the best chance possible for a speedy recovery. It's not just the possibility of infection but more about having a painful, difficult to manage injury while you're trying to get on with things.
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