I’m looking outside and seeing what needs to be cleaned up for Spring, and it brought an incident up that happened last year. Our parents were helping with a bit of outside yard work. We had one plant that looked perfectly harmless, but when the brown dead stalks were being pulled out, actually turned into a weapon! It slit my mom’s finger and her damn finger just wouldn’t stop bleeding no matter how much pressure was applied.
I love to help when these situations come around. In fact I was able to change my own dressings after surgery while others were too squeamish to even look at the huge incision. Most of you don’t know that when I was young, I always dreamed of being a doctor. I even went to the Robert Crown Center in Hinsdale for a summer camp medical program. There was one procedure that we performed which was to dissect a cow’s stomach. Did you know that a cow has four digestive components? They are very big, and let me tell you that is a smell that you will never forget!
Anyway back to helping my mom. I sprung into action and remembered that I had read that the thin, filmy, slimey thing between the yolk/white and the actual eggshell is a part called the membrane, and when the membrane is placed on a cut (after cleaning the wound of course), along with a bandage on top, it would help seal the wound. Note: It has to be a fresh egg and not a hardboiled one. You have to be very careful in pulling off that membrane from the inner shell in order to get a large enough piece, but when it’s placed on a smaller area like a finger, it worked perfectly.
I’m not suggesting that you don’t get stitches when needed, but if the cut doesn’t look life-threatening and just refuses to clot, try this. Most of us always have eggs in the house and it will only take a few minutes. If it doesn’t work, then go get real medical attention and not from a wannabe doctor like me.