ARE SOME FIRST AID SUGGESTIONS FOR TREATMENT OF ADHESION OF SKIN
BY CYANOACRYLATE ADHESIVES
adhesives (CA’s) are rapid curing, strong bonding agents, which will
bond human tissue and skin in seconds.
Experience has shown that accidents due to CA’s are handled
best by passive, non-surgical first aid.
Suggested treatments of specific types of accidents are given
bonded areas in warm, soapy water.
Peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a
pencil will help. Remove
cured adhesive with warm, soapy water (may take several applications).
Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been
successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin.
TO EYELID OR EYEBALL ADHESION
the event that eyelids are stuck together or bonded to the eyeball,
wash thoroughly with warm water and apply a gauze patch.
The eye will open without further action within 1-4 days.
To our knowledge there has never been a documented case of CA
in the eye causing permanent damage.
Do not try to force eyes open.
ON THE EYEBALL
will attach itself to the eye protein and will disassociate from it
over time, usually within several hours.
Periods of weeping and double vision may be experienced until
clearance is achieved. Use
of a warmed 3% sodium bicarbonate solution to wash eyes repeatedly may
assist in aiding more rapid removal of the adhesive.
lips are accidentally stuck together, apply copious amounts of warm
water and encourage maximum wetting and pressure from saliva from
inside the mouth. Peel
or roll (do not pull) lips apart.
is almost impossible to swallow CA (as a liquid).
The adhesive solidifies upon contact with saliva (moisture) and
could adhere to the inside of the mouth.
Saliva will lift the adhesive in 1-2 days, avoid swallowing the
adhesive after detachment.
exotherm, or give off heat, during cure.
In rare cases, a large quantity can cause a burn.
Product labeling now reflects to avoid contact with clothing as
can cause burn. Burns
should be treated normally after the cured adhesive is removed from
should never be necessary to surgically remove CA’s or to separate
bonded skin using surgical techniques.
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