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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex7 View Post
    If I use an alum block do I still need to use an aftershave? I know that a styptic pencil is for closing a cut, but can an alum block do that also? How many of these products do I need?
    1. You do not need any of these products... But even if you use an alum block, the aftershave could still be useful to sooth irritation, moisturize the skin, provide a cooling sensation, and have a pleasant smell. I find that the alum block can sometimes dry the skin a bit, and as others have already mentioned, may cause a bit of burning sensation.

    2. The alum block may stop minor bleeding from scrapes or irritation, but the styptic pencil is better for cuts or slashes.

    3. Again, you don't absolutely need any of these, but I personally have all three available in case they are needed. Another great use for the alum block is to rub on your fingers, witch will prevent them from slipping when you try to stretch your skin.

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    I have some styptic gel but sometimes I have to go straight to the super glue. Come on....I know I am not the only guy on here that has had to super glue their face back together!! Hold closed and glue on top. (not in)

    Super Glue....for when the Styptic just won't get it done.

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    I'll admit that I have a bottle of liquid bandage right beside the styptic pencil and beside that is Neosporin plus pain relief. So far I haven't had to use the liquid bandage on my face, just my finger.
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    I know super glue was invented to treat sports injuries, but the only kind I can find at the store has a bunch of warnings on the label that lead me to believe it might be toxic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shallard View Post
    I know super glue was invented to treat sports injuries, but the only kind I can find at the store has a bunch of warnings on the label that lead me to believe it might be toxic...
    Medical superglue is different from commonly available ones at stores. Interesting read superglue — REAL First Aid .

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    Shallard I just learned something. I did not know the alum on your fingers trick. I wonder if it works on your feet? Now I can do one of those Kung Fu white crane maneuvers washing one foot at a time with no fear of ice skating to my death in the shower. I am going to blame you if I have to get stitches in the back of my head. lol Just kidding !

    The super glue is toxic to burn, but it is great for practical jokes I recommend keeping a lot of it on hand !

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    I have never owned or used a styptic pen or alum block an that has worked just fine. It might be nice to have but you don't need any of those. I have never had any problems being without it. When I get the occasional minor cut they stop bleeding after a little while without aid from the styptic pen or alum block.

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