Hello! I broke a glass recently and slipped on the floor while picking up the pieces and somehow managed to gash my thigh open. the wound is pretty deep and I guess would technically need stitches, but with no income/insurance or any way to pay for medical bills I decided to heal this beast at home. I irrigated the wound and made sure it was clear of any debris and then used butterfly closures to keep the skin pulled together. It happened on Tuesday night and it does seem to be getting better, but today I decided to change the butterfly closures out for new ones and there are some pretty big blisters left under the skin where they were. I reclosed the wound with more butterfly closures, but spaced them differently. I've been doing salt water rinses every day, I just need to know if there's anything else I should be doing? I was thinking about getting some calendula, I read about how that helps healing tears naturally after a vaginal birth so I thought it might apply? I just don't want this to get infected and I need to be able to chase around my 14 mo DD without being in pain. It's not infected, and theres not swelling or redness around the wound except for where the blisters are.
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2/7/10 at 5:44pm