Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
That sewage plant looks awesome at night from the Kosciuszko Bridge.
Doc, how do I get my finger to stop bleeding?
if the cut isn't too deep/large just clean it with soap and water then apply pressure with cotton/guaze. if it really hurts putting it under tap water, try using NSS (normal saline solution) to irrigate the wound while cleaning it. from there put some neopsorin on it and apply pressure with a gauze until it stops bleeding. its better to air it out rather than have it wrapped up and moist so when you get home let it air out. obviously when you manipulate it the clotting will be mechanically disrupted so it probably start bleeding again - so just lay off using the thumb as much as possible.
if you need to use your thumb a lot (like for work during the day) go to the drug store/medical supply store and get some leukoplast tape and make your own bandaid by cutting a small part of gauze (the size of the cut) then tape over it with the leukoplast tape. Be very careful with the leukoplast tape though because it is like duct tape for the skin. just cut a one inch wide strip around 4 inches long and apply over the thumb and the gauze length wise (so you have the sides of the thumb still exposed). carry around extra gauze and scissors to cut and make a new bandaid for after you do things like wash your hands.
ibuprofen for the pain. remember its better to air it out (as long as its a small cut)