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I've been Slug Slimed. What do I do?
10/27/2008 | Responsibility2nd

Posted on 10/27/2008 11:11:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

24 hours ago I picked up a cooler that was on my porch. A garden slug was on it. He attached himself to my middle finger on my left hand. I shook him off and washed my hands. Apparently I failed to wash adequately enough.

Now I have a ugly festeing blister on my finger. I google searched for answers. Didn't find any help. But I know my FReeper FRiends will come through with all sorts of solutions and answers. Some may even be helpful. (But I doubt it)


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Should I seek immediate medical attention?
1 posted on 10/27/2008 11:11:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

yes


2 posted on 10/27/2008 11:12:37 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wasn’t a slug. Sounds more like a leech.


3 posted on 10/27/2008 11:12:59 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
You should always seek immediate medical attention.

Even if nothing's actually happened to you.

4 posted on 10/27/2008 11:13:07 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Responsibility2nd

what part of the country do you live in ?


5 posted on 10/27/2008 11:13:28 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Have you considered amputation?


6 posted on 10/27/2008 11:13:28 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspell)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think it best I just keep my mouth shut. LOL


7 posted on 10/27/2008 11:13:38 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If 0bama wins we’re all gonna be slug slimed .


8 posted on 10/27/2008 11:13:58 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 ((Socialism . . . a catalyst for apathy on the road to communism ))
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To: Responsibility2nd

and now you have managed to spread the deadly contamination to your keyboard


9 posted on 10/27/2008 11:13:58 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Malichi

or a Obama supporter


10 posted on 10/27/2008 11:14:06 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Slug slime is very difficult to remove, but try COMET or AJAX...........


11 posted on 10/27/2008 11:14:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Make a poultice outta this stuff...that should do the trick.

12 posted on 10/27/2008 11:14:18 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Cuba got "Change"...in 1959)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wait unti January- free healthcare!


13 posted on 10/27/2008 11:14:23 AM PDT by petercooper (I am a bitter clinger!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; 60Gunner

I realize it’s probably not your specialty but could you chime in?


14 posted on 10/27/2008 11:14:23 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Make sure the slug is registered to vote.


15 posted on 10/27/2008 11:14:52 AM PDT by Infidel Puppy
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To: Responsibility2nd

Slow down.....

First of all, are you logged in?


16 posted on 10/27/2008 11:14:59 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ve never heard of anybody being injured by a slug. I’ve picked them up before and not been damaged. I’m guessing you DO know what a slug is. I’d probably have to see a doctor if over the counter wound treatments aren’t working.


17 posted on 10/27/2008 11:14:59 AM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Try a psychiatrist.

I know we have little spiders in MD that can be dangerous but I’ve never heard of a dangerous slug.

Allergic? Infirm?

I’m finding this hard to believe.


18 posted on 10/27/2008 11:15:33 AM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: Responsibility2nd

Try a psychiatrist.

I know we have little spiders in MD that can be dangerous but I’ve never heard of a dangerous slug.

Allergic? Infirm?

I’m finding this hard to believe.


19 posted on 10/27/2008 11:15:33 AM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: Responsibility2nd

Salt works well on slugs if you’ve revenge in mind, can’t help w/ the rash. Sorry.


20 posted on 10/27/2008 11:15:34 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Have you tried Brillo?


21 posted on 10/27/2008 11:15:49 AM PDT by Obadiah (Vote for Obama so he can spread your wealth!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Dude, what the hell kind of killer slugs do you have there?


22 posted on 10/27/2008 11:15:49 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Coincidentally, the same thing happened to me on my right hand. I managed to turn my into my primary news-reader qualification; great for use in describing conservatives.

Your friend and mine,

Perkie

23 posted on 10/27/2008 11:16:16 AM PDT by Zakeet (Crime wouldn't pay if the government ran it)
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To: al baby

South Texas.

Or Northern Mexico.

Take your pick.


24 posted on 10/27/2008 11:16:20 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Soak it in coca cola for about 15 minutes.


25 posted on 10/27/2008 11:16:20 AM PDT by shaft29 (Just your typical black woman.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You’ve been leeched. I’d call your doc.


26 posted on 10/27/2008 11:16:36 AM PDT by PERKY2004 (Pray for my husband Ron -- deployed to Iraq for the fifth time.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Was it a Banana Slug? If so, search out a UCSC graduate. Their mascot is the banana slug, so they could be a great deal of help to you.


27 posted on 10/27/2008 11:16:50 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
What do I do?

Who you gonna call?

28 posted on 10/27/2008 11:16:54 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd

Do you really have a blister?
If so, you are probably having an allergic reaction.
I have never heard of a slug giving someone a blister.
I would take some Benadryl and put some topical Benadryl on the area.
If it gets worse, go see a doc.


29 posted on 10/27/2008 11:17:03 AM PDT by kimchi lover (Joe the Plumber is my Homeboy!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Don’t shake hands with Democrats...


30 posted on 10/27/2008 11:17:06 AM PDT by gridlock (I root for the New York Yankees. I have had just about enough of "Losing With Class".)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You can handle this yourself at home. You’re going to need a pound of #4 ball bearings, a tub of Cool Whip, a box of white raisins, and some anti-freeze—be sure it’s Prestone.


31 posted on 10/27/2008 11:17:28 AM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: shaft29

and drink the bourbon


32 posted on 10/27/2008 11:17:48 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I come from the Pacific Northwest, a land where slugs are practically the state animal. I’ve never heard of slug slime being in any way harmful, other than that nasty case of the willies you get when you step on one barefoot.

Especially a big one. Blechh. The way it gooshes up between your toes...


33 posted on 10/27/2008 11:17:55 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

As long as you are conscious, can breathe easily, are not dizzy, and do not have a fever, I suppose you should be fine.

Let’s take things in order. Are you conscious?

(I’m thinking you may be allergic. I’d suggest more Web search and calling a doctor. Also, calling the parks department of your state! They should know if there is a general danger.)


34 posted on 10/27/2008 11:18:21 AM PDT by unspun (Pray and Work! http://www.etpv.org/whatsnew.html)
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Have you considered amputation?

No need. Wait a few days and it will fall off.
35 posted on 10/27/2008 11:18:22 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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Unnngh...

36 posted on 10/27/2008 11:18:27 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Be thankful you didn’t try to have sex with it...


37 posted on 10/27/2008 11:18:28 AM PDT by jessduntno (Barack - Swahili for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Responsibility2nd

can you post a picture of the wound ?


38 posted on 10/27/2008 11:18:39 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: Responsibility2nd

39 posted on 10/27/2008 11:18:52 AM PDT by dubie
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To: Responsibility2nd

Take two shotss of Jack Daniels, and call me in the morning.

If you’re sober.

It won’t cure the blister, but you won’t worry about anymore.


40 posted on 10/27/2008 11:18:52 AM PDT by exit82 (The only person that could get me to vote for John McCain is Sarah Palin -God bless her)
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To: theDentist

I hope he learned to do math without counting on his fingers, because translating everything into base 9 is a pain in the ass.


41 posted on 10/27/2008 11:19:06 AM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Soak in lizard pee for 4 hours, twice a day. It is best to avoid wearing clothes during treatments.


42 posted on 10/27/2008 11:19:17 AM PDT by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: theDentist

From the neck down???

;-)


43 posted on 10/27/2008 11:19:17 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: Responsibility2nd
Try Windex...
44 posted on 10/27/2008 11:19:17 AM PDT by Explodo (Pessimism is simply pattern recognition)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Are you sure it was a slug and not the blob?


45 posted on 10/27/2008 11:19:25 AM PDT by weegee (Barack Hussein Obama is a SOCIALIST.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Possibly an allergic reaction. The stuff is just about impossible to get off and water absolutely does not help. But I never heard of anyone reacting with blisters.

Unless it's a zombie slug. Check your pulse. If you don't get to "One" and you start to have an irresistible desire to eat brains, it isn't a good sign. But you can work with it, I guess. Just don't bother looking in any houses with an Obama sign out front.

46 posted on 10/27/2008 11:19:33 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Responsibility2nd

I was weed whipping the yard 2 days ago and must have hit a slug. I ended up with a piece on my cheek.

I didn’t get any rash.

Are you sure it was a slug that got you? Leeches come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. I’ve never heard of slug slime being a problem. Maybe you have an allergy.


47 posted on 10/27/2008 11:19:33 AM PDT by toast
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To: Responsibility2nd

Kill it with fire.


48 posted on 10/27/2008 11:19:35 AM PDT by FreedomFerret
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To: Malichi
Wasn’t a slug. Sounds more like a leech.

And the only cure for those is to vote Republican.

49 posted on 10/27/2008 11:19:41 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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ugly festeing blister

festeing?

That sounds Series.

I'd call the Mayo Institute.

50 posted on 10/27/2008 11:20:04 AM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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