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Re: [IP] Re: what to do with the bleeding finger



Marilyn,

Alcohol WILL toughen the skin.  It is, however, good for
cleaning the skin when nothing else is available.  It will
NOT sterilize anything, though.



--- email @ redacted wrote:
> In a message dated 04/18/1999 9:58:25 PM Central Daylight
> Time, 
> email @ redacted writes:
> 
> << I would rather bandaid it and not worry about smearing
> my blood on people 
> and 
>  things  >>
> 
> How true!  It's amazing the things in my home and office
> that I find blood 
> on.  When I'm at work or home, sometimes I don't really
> pay attention to see 
> if the bleeding has stopped.  I'm sure it would be
> different if I were 
> dealing with the public.  
> 
> I have heard that alcohol thicken or toughens the skin. 
> Is this truth or 
> fallacy?  When my hands aren't clean, I will use one of
> these before testing 
> making sure the hand is dry before pricking.  Thoughts on
> this?
> 
> Marilyn
>
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