I'm a single mum and self employed massage therapist so slicing off the tip of my thumb a few hrs ago wasnt the best plan. It's been cleaned and dressed and I've had a better look at the damage in the process. Nice clean cut above, but starting from, the fingernail obliquely from front to back. So I have less damage to the pad which is great :)
I've been paleo a few months but don't think I always get a good balance of foods and recently started with fermented cod liver.
First, what can I do either nutitionally or otherwise to aid the speed of healing?
And second, is there anything to suggest the tip may grow back(and only a bit! just wondering if will remain a flat cut)and if so what can I do about it? Like massage, applying any topical treatments etc.
Just anything that's going to help minimise this rather stupid thing I've done!!!
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on April 17, 2013
at 11:38 PM
it will probably grow back, but perhaps not to its previous fullness. ive always dressed these kind of wounds with a mix of oil of oregano and bentonite clay. it sounds crazy but it creates a protective and antiseptic barrier and seems to speed up healing time. ive chopped my fingers a lot between working in delis and manual labor, the places where I sliced the tip clean off just look a little less full then normal but would have to be pointed out for anyone to notice.
on April 18, 2013
at 04:27 AM
I had that happened to me when I bought a V-shape slicer. I will never make that mistake again. It grew back, but I only sliced of a tiny bit. Just thinking about it gives me shivers. Sorry, cannot answer more.
on April 17, 2013
at 10:48 PM
you need to go see a doctor.