It’s Not Snot



Yellow squashy stuff on the end of a finger….I know what you’re thinking, but it’s not snot. This is a long vid, 9m 30sec, but watching the duration of it is worth it and the reason why can be summed up in one word – layers.

Our fellow followed a common home remedy of mixing salt and water and soaking a wound to help out with infection. If you’ve had a piercing at a piercing parlor using hollow bore needles, your aftercare notes would probably have included a salt water soak to pull out any infection that might begin. But I digress…

This vid starts after the soak and an, um, mechanical approach to the draining begins. Our fellow describes how he was wounded in the first place which is like nails on a chalkboard for me so I can’t repeat it. It tweaks me out more than the pus, but in a way, that makes sense.

The camera work is good. Language is descent. It’s a calm conversation about what is going on – no shrieking at all. And it’s fascinating. Each layer has something special. Enjoy!

P.S. The musical Annie! is playing in the background. It’s a little bonus for fans of show tunes.

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YT COMMENTARY:
“After a week of dealing with a swollen finger(Paronychia) I decided to use epsom salt to draw all of the puss to the surface of the finger, then proceded to puncture the skin to drain the puss.
The Whole procedure was completely painless.”

RUNTIME: 9min 30sec


TITLE: “Draining an Infected finger (Paronychia)”
YT INFO: Published on Nov 25, 2012 by Ted Adair

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16 Comments on “It’s Not Snot

  1. Happy New Year, Genacyst! This is such a calming post. I love how matter-of-fact they both are. I’m happy the poppee had no pain – never works that way when I excise my own owies!

  2. Zit Obsessed says:

    At about the middle of the video when you could see in his cuticle, I was saying to the computer screen, “Squeeze the right side of your finger too! Not just the left side!” But he didn’t do much of a job at squeezing the right side. Possibly it wasn’t as swollen and painful as the left side.
    I did like the camerawork and the way the patient squeezed calmly. He then took off the skin (which is what I would have done to myself too). Cool dude!

  3. I like watching ooey gooey pus videos. For some reason this one bothered me. I’m not sure it is because of the cause and location or watching him pull of the skin. Like Genacyst said, its the nails on a blackboard type thing. BTW that was a great play on words Genacyst. LOL

  4. yankeedoodlepus says:

    I can watch an autopsy, faces of death videos, and so on.

    But mention the phrase “nails on the chalkboard” and I freak right out.

  5. Aw man!!! And I had by big orange mallet ready for action!!!
    Excellent find Genacyst!!!

  6. 3cysterscafe says:

    I think he’ll be lucky if he doesn’t lose part of that finger! How? How does someone let it get that bad? That looked like one hell of an infection, green pus and all! Thanks for a great post, I loved it! I do hope he eventually got some proper medical treatment……..

  7. Pick_That_Puppy says:

    Just where in hell has that finger been pal?

  8. ONE ANGRY BIRD,LOL

  9. justsqueezit says:

    Nice that they had all the equipment ready at the start – no running and grabbing of supplies. People are so cute though – sterilize the needle/knife then contaminate it wiping it with tissue then handle it with bare hands. A nice find, G. Everyone remember how fun it is to peel off the dead skin from sunburns? Bet he was having that feeling…

  10. I liked how he used the needle flat against his skin to push all the puss out. That was very effective. I liked this video overall , it was a good find.

  11. At one point he asks if she isn’t grossed out by this. I believe she says that she’s a nanny so these kind of things don’t bother her.
    Kind of explains the Annie video in the back ground, guess that’s where the kids are she’s supposed to be watching.
    LOL!

  12. OUCH!!!!!!! Hot water with salt soaking and it would have burst open.

    Hope it healed!

  13. What a whopper paronychia! I was glad to hear that he’d been on antibiotics before the Epsom salt soak. Loved the way he got the pus out but as tempting as it is, I wouldn’t of pulled off the skin. Skin is natures band-aid & pulling it off exposed lots of nerve endings-ouch, ouch, ouch! Awesome find genacyst! Happy New Year to you :)

  14. kara schnaus says:

    This is how the zombie apocalypse starts!

  15. When you’re dancing with your Honey,
    And your nose is kind of runny,
    And you think it’s pretty funny,
    But it’s snot.

  16. Excellent find!

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