Jabbed the red-hot tip of a soldering iron into my thumb

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Jabbed the red-hot tip of a soldering iron into my thumb

Post by Pete » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:17 am

yesterday. damn thumb swollen up like crazy today. I highly doubt anything was alive on the iron because it was as hot as could be, but the skin was not sterile. Possibly a bit of solder or flux in the wound
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Re: Jabbed the red-hot tip of a soldering iron into my thumb

Post by numarymag » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:26 am

Pete wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:17 am
yesterday. damn thumb swollen up like crazy today. I highly doubt anything was alive on the iron because it was as hot as could be, but the skin was not sterile. Possibly a bit of solder or flux in the wound
Pete you best get yourself to a doctor or one of those emergency centers and get that cleaned out and get a shot of an antibiotic.
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Re: Jabbed the red-hot tip of a soldering iron into my thumb

Post by Pete » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:28 am

numarymag wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:26 am
Pete wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:17 am
yesterday. damn thumb swollen up like crazy today. I highly doubt anything was alive on the iron because it was as hot as could be, but the skin was not sterile. Possibly a bit of solder or flux in the wound
Pete you best get yourself to a doctor or one of those emergency centers and get that cleaned out and get a shot of an antibiotic.
I will monitor it closely as I always hate going to an e-room fri night or sat :vomi:
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