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    Protecting a cut during training?

    So on Saturday, I basically chopped off a finger tip prepping dinner. Not off completely, but deep (felt like it hit bone), and it gave me a nice flap of skin just kind of sitting there... It bled pretty damn bad, and while I was staring at the flap trying to figure out if I should go get stitches, I think I started going into shock (dizzy, sick to my stomach, exploded into sweat) that lasted about a minute or so before it wore off. I probably should have gotten the stitches, but well... I'm just not bothering.

    I coated it in Neosporin and bandaged it up. It's opened up on me once or twice since then while it was un-bandaged, but has not been particularly bad (no more shock, yay!)

    Anybody know of a good way to protect this for grappling? Gi & no gi. I don't want to miss class. It's not hurting, but at the same time I don't want the bandage to come off and end up spraying a partner with blood. That's just not cool.

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    Liquid bandage or my poor man's substitute, super glue. It doesn't last forever, but it's a good thing to do underneath bandaging. I self-stitched a similar injury once. I waited about 2 days until the edge of the hanging flap was mostly dead, so it only hurt when I put the needle through the part it was removed from. Use pink thread if you're a white dude, it will be less noticeable.

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    I would consider gluing it, then tape the crap out of it. If it's a finger tip injury, I would avoid doing anything with a Gi for a week or two. That will open it up in a hurry hurry.

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    Try a latex glove over it too. That way if does open theres less blood flyin around.

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    if you've got a serious cut, stay the **** off the mats. it will get reopened, and that will just piss everyone off, and risk infection.

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    Pauli's right. It's like people who come to class coughing their lungs out, sneezing and **** and say "Man...I feel like crap, but I just couldn't skip class."

    Well you ain't rolling with me today, that's fer fucking sure. Give yourself a few days off from gi-sparring, I promise you won't forget how to grapple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squerlli
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    Ended up sitting out this week :( Was also told there's some staph making the rounds at the gym (nasty bastards... wash your asses!) so going in with this cut would be retarded.

    The good news is my coach is letting me put in extra training days with no charge to make up for whatever I miss. Best coach ever.

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