- Sep 22, 2012
Very true. We don't take them seriously and they do embed dirt into our tissues. Often a deep cut will bleed itself clean, and we take it seriously.I've had my share of injuries in my 43 years on this mudball, and I gotta say, scrapes and scratches are indeed the worst. Far worse than a cut - and having been in the sheetmetal business for almost 25 years, I've had more than my share of those. When I used to box, glove scrapes were always the nastiest of injuries to get, anywhere. Scratches and scrapes are dirty on a microscopic level and tend to heal messily. Those always get me looking for the alcohol wipes and Neosporin!
For the record: My broken femur did not involve any alcohol or other drugs, red streaks are a serious sign of sepsis, get help quick.