alright, this is just slightly embarrassing to say, but i wanted to see if there was anything that could make this problem heal faster, so i can go back to sitting comfortably. i have a pair of underwear with a zipper on them. i have a boyfriend who wasn't paying enough attention when he zipped them back up. let's just say that i know how guys feel when they accidentally zip themselves in. it was bleeding a bit, but that's stopped. just wondering what i should use to alleviate some of the pain. heat? ice? i don't know... thanks.
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They have zippers on underwear?! Geez what will they come up w/ next!?
Well first of all, i would suggest ice. I don't like heat on any open cuts or anything b/c it just doesn't feel good to me. It might get inflammed or something cuz sometimes cuts like to do that, and the ice should take a bit of the swelling down. Be careful to make sure that area is clean b/c an infection there would be really bad ... believe me Good luck!
A cold compress or ice wrapped in a washcloth or towel will help bring the swelling down and help reduce the pain. Otherwise, take aspirin, ibuprofen, or something similar, keep your hands off of it except to wash it once a day (we often infect our own cuts/scrapes by touching them), keep it dry, and leave it alone. It should, like any other minor cut or abrasion, heal up pretty quickly.
Small consolation: because they are so rich with blood vessels, the genitals and genital area usually heal very quickly from small cuts and such. Give it a couple of days and you should be back to normal.
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