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November 11, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD
Here’s a great tip for surgeons and food handlers alike. Cuts on the hand are a fact of life. A regular Band-Aid won’t work for surgeons who have to scrub in the OR or food handlers.
Do this. Get regular Superglue (cyanoacrylate), which was made originally as a wound covering material in Vietnam. It’s the same thing as JNJ’s Liquid Band-Aid which sells for much more. Just apply a coating and it will seal of the wound for 24 hours. Reapply until it is healed. In addition, one should also apply external bandages and wear rubber gloves if they are working with food, etc.
In the photo is a hand wound caused by cryotherapy of a sun damaged area. It is now watertight.