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Offline lucifer

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Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« on: July 29, 2009, 09:17:59 PM »
So, does anyone know how to get rid of proud flesh on humans?  My index finger had a run in with some horse molars about 6 weeks ago, resulting in me being minus one fingernail and cruched bone etc, with surgery to repair the nail bed and clean out the bone.  Now the nail seems to be growing back ok but there is a growing lump of proud flesh appearing on the nail bed, which is covering up the new nail :(  I know I really should go and see a doc but I have no time to do so until at least next week!  I'm NOT putting Equaide or copper sulphate on it, or anything else that might hurt or be toxic!  Any other suggestions?  (And I bet Cyrus says peroxide  ;) )

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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 09:24:50 PM »
I do I do- nothing beats it LOL


Soak it in the stuff LOL- but you may find its like toenail, that gets stomped on, and it ends up a "horny nail"  if you know what that looks like-

have you seen the dr again- and maybe asked if it needs more antibiotics..
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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 09:26:56 PM »
besides its cheap-  or try listerine.
My hubby sent me this one- it explains why listerine works  so well on the horses thrush in the feet too-

Its an email i got- I dont say it works LOL-
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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 09:28:13 PM »
manuka honey maybe ;D
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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 09:37:17 PM »
manuka honey maybe ;D

I was waiting for this one too lol...

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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 09:41:15 PM »
well- do the listerine ;) surely that cant hurt too bad- ::)
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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 09:43:14 PM »
If the movies have taught us anything, its that Windex or hummus can cure everything! :D

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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 10:07:53 PM »
Left field - go to a chinese doctor / acupuncturist.  My Aunt (not Chinese) studied in China for years and she has done magical things with scars, etc through massage and acupuncture.  You might be able to learn your own way to massge the area to encourage healthy healing.
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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 10:18:20 PM »
I second acupuncture - cheap, painfree, and will help a host of other issues in the meantime (period pain, back pain, stiff neck, digestion...)

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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 10:19:22 PM »
ahhhaaa I forgot- red light therapy LOL-  and few tea leaf readers to boot ;D
Red light might really help tho.
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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 10:25:07 PM »
I had a hypertrophic scar on my upper ear from a piercing.  It only developed after I took the piercing out.  I wouldn't mess about and get straight to the Doctor.  In my case the scarring was pretty bad because I took ages to get around to going to the doctors (just wore my hair down).  The doctors didn't give me any options other than surgical removal.  My understanding is that even with surgical removal its a pretty even chance that the scar would come back.  Mine didn't though, thankfully.



If you look really closely at me now, my left ear is slightly shorter than my right ear because it has had so much flesh removed ;)
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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2009, 07:48:09 AM »
ask a chemist, the'll usually know if some potion or lotion would help.

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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 08:15:02 AM »
I agree with the chemist route - copper suplhate crystal may burn it off, or even a wart treatment which is a mild acid and just dries out the skin so it drops off. But I also recommend getting to the dr as soon as you can.

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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2009, 08:32:37 AM »
Sorry....I'd go the "Copper Sulphate"

NOT IF IT WAS ON ME OF COURSE!!!   only on you   ;)

No, really...I'd go see my 'Quack"   pronto!


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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2009, 09:08:58 AM »
I'm with Amamba, MAKE some time for the DOCTOR. If you have to cancel one horse and put it off till another time surely thats better then getting some kind of nasty infection and not being able to do any horses?

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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2009, 09:18:35 AM »
I am "see the dr too"  after my finger all swelled up etc too, after a hay prick in it.
It can affect your joint too, so Drs know best, then you try all the other stuff to help the Drs ideas along LOL.
Of course I would still choose peroxide ;D
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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2009, 09:56:23 AM »
As an acupuncturist, there are lots of herbal preps that might help, but I would still recommend seeing the GP.  Post surgery, you have an easy route for the infection to get deeper.  Sometimes infections like this will just go deeper into your system, affecting your joints and causing infectious arthritis.  It isn't something to mess with and you do need to see someone.  ASAP
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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2009, 02:11:47 PM »
I had 'proud flesh' once on my toe, it was all swollen, sore and gross. I went to the doctor (had trouble getting a shoe on!) and told her I had 'proud flesh'. After telling her all about proud flesh on horses, and being reminded I wasn't a horse, she said my 'proud flesh' was secondary to a staff infection and it could have been nasty. I got some prescription antibiotic cream to put on it for a while. Toe's still there. Didn't drop off. Could have gotten nasty... eiw

Better get it checked out! Not sure if staff bacteria live in horse mouths...

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Re: Proud flesh (human not horsey!!)
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2009, 07:17:40 PM »
Yeah I will go to the docs but I can't get in until Monday.  It looks a bit worse today :(

Rozzie I told my hubby I had proud flesh and he laughed, pretty much said that I'm not a horse too.  I showed my aunt, who is a nurse and completely un-horsey, she said it was proud flesh!!  She says she's always known it as proud flesh on people.

I just can't do the peroxide or listerine, sorry Cy!

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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2009, 07:24:37 PM »
Its better than waiting til MONDAY- ( or might help while you wait)
Even my OH and 19yo use it now -  cause it works ;)

It helped my little pinky-  but antibiotics were needed.

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