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PostSubject: Ripped nail   Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:31 pm

I have a girl that ripped her nail off to the nail bed. We rinsed it in saline solution. I want to put some neosporin on it too but I'm not sure which to use. I've heard to use it with pain management and without. Which would you prefer? Also, any other comments for helping me get her through this would be really awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Ripped nail   Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:38 pm

I was also wondering if 'Triple Antibiotic Ointment' or 'Bacitracin Zinc Ointment' would be useable for this type of wound?
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PostSubject: Re: Ripped nail   Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:08 pm

If the pain management is a numbing agent, I wouldn't use that in case she licks it. Hope she heals up fast, Allie!
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PostSubject: Re: Ripped nail   Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:57 pm

If it is not bleeding, and you cleaned it, you don't really need to put anything on it. She will keep it clean herself. Keep an eye on it, but as long as it looks to be healing, she doesn't need anything on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Ripped nail   Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:39 pm

Aww thanks Brenda! I'm so worried about her. It was bleeding pretty heavily. We rinsed it with saline solution and the nail fell off sometime ago. She licked it and cleaned it and now it seems to have scabbed over. Should I still neosporin it?

Also, for future reference will either of the ointments I listed be alright for use on a sugar glider? Or is neosporin the only one that's ok to use?
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PostSubject: Re: Ripped nail   Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:27 pm

Something_To_Believe_In wrote:
If it is not bleeding, and you cleaned it, you don't really need to put anything on it. She will keep it clean herself. Keep an eye on it, but as long as it looks to be healing, she doesn't need anything on it.

As I said above - you should not put anything on it.

Any triple antibiotic is fine to use on gliders. But, remember that these things are NOT necessary most of the time. A wound (no matter how small) will not heal as quickly if covered with an ointment. Wounds have to be clean and dry to heal. Don't cover it with anything unless you HAVE TO. In the case of nails, you do not need to put anything on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Ripped nail   Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:32 pm

Thank you Val!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ripped nail   Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:41 am

Also, as an FYI - Zinc will burn. In the tattoo world, I always tell customers to avoid any lotions or ointments with Zinc in them. I swear, it feels like battery acid.
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