Although using Super Glue might work in a pinch, experts say it can irritate the skin.
Regular Super Glue has side effects that are not desirable for those using it for medical reasons. Not only does it irritate the eyes, throat, nose, and lungs, but it also damages the tissue surrounding a cut.
To avoid these side effects, use a medical-grade super glue meant specifically for minor cuts and scrapes.
Even the medical formulations should never be used on deep wounds. Deep wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and bandaged to stave off infection and ensure bleeding is stopped and the skin heals evenly.
These adhesives should not be used on:
- Jagged wounds
- Hands and feet
- Mucosal surfaces
- Contaminated wounds