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tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 6th 2011, 07:36 PM

how can i prevent blood stains on my clothes? and in the middle of the night i bleed without knowing which is really weird
and i can't afford bandages because they are expensive and i hate patches :S they are so horrible to take off and when i take them off i start to bleed again
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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 6th 2011, 09:44 PM

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The only thing that I could think is maybe you could just take a cloth or toilet paper or something and tape it to your arm. This sounds weird, but it may keep the blood off your clothes.
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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 6th 2011, 10:09 PM

Hey Ida,

I would not use toilet paper because if the cuts are still bleeding the toilet paper will stick to them. I don't know whether you have ever heard of it but the best thing to use would be melolin... It is like cotton on one side and the other is like a shiny dressing. You stick them on with dressing tape. I find they help and they are not painful when you take them off.

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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 7th 2011, 02:07 AM

Toliet paper or any paper towel will help to prevent the blood from getting on your clothes, but Jen is right, since they are still bleeding when they dry, they will stick to the paper and when you take it off it will just open the scab. What I used to do was wait until it was pretty much scabbed over, but if it was something that wouldn't scab over quickly I would get some type of antibacterial and put it on the tolietpaper and put it on like that. It was kind of a two in one thing. Best thing though is to invest in some non-stick gauze and waterproof tape.



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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 7th 2011, 09:01 AM

jen : i think i've seen melolin in the bathroom upstairs so im gonna try to use that
but im not sure if toilet paper is such a good thing though cuz its a bit thin and yeah .
   
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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 7th 2011, 11:39 AM

That is good. I hope you find some!
   
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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 7th 2011, 12:01 PM

I think if you run them under cold water, it apparently stops the bleeding. So, you could try that before you sleep and hope that it doesn't bleed through the night? Or, try the tissue paper idea but instead of taking it off, wash it off. The water will practically destroy the tissue paper so you won't have to take it off and risk making it bleed again.
   
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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 7th 2011, 07:27 PM

Although it did make them bleed when I took it off I did use toilet paper... and then I would take it off before I got in the shower in the morning and then the water would help. If it bled after the shower I would get a tissue and dab and the cut and press, releasing reguarly. sometimes I would be doing it 4 a couple of days but it worked and prevented suspision...


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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 12th 2011, 07:35 AM

i'd always use toilet paper and wrap it around my leg like a bandage. but the other stuff sounds much better. clearly my strategy doesnt work to well, all of my clothes are full of blood stains :P
   
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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 14th 2011, 02:08 AM

I used to put it under cold running water to stop the bleeding then tie a bandana around it.It was thick enough to prevent blood from seeping through,only problem was tieing it tight enough to stay in place but not too tight to cut off circulation


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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 19th 2011, 03:23 AM

Take a clean peice of material and tie it around whereever you cut, but not too tightly. Make sure its sterile, and doesnt have ANY kind of fuzzies or anything sticking out of it. You have to ake sure its like completely flat, or parts of it will get stuck in the cut.



   
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Re: tired of bloodstains on my clothes - April 19th 2011, 04:29 PM

Another recommendation would be do you happen to have looser fitting clothes? I [used to] wear sweatpants. Not only are they a lot darker than my jeans, so it's less visible if I bleed, but they're looser and therefore less likely to be rubbing so much against my cuts that they're constantly re-opened.
   
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