OP here, now reporting after a touch-and-go night, when I felt inexorably drawn to this distant white light, but resisting I said to myself, “No! I must return, for I have SD IMHO people who must know!”
All hunky-dory (pix on request), and now I have a blood blister on one place which looks like a tick, and now I want to look up what a blood blister is, just on general principle, not that I’m overcome with dread. (Any answers here?)
Before I return to the most interesting part of OP, for me, an answer and a question…
The pooch was mine, all up to date, and although for a second I needed to make sure which dog got me (the other one is also up to date), I finally decided based on this interesting event: after I reached into the overturned beehive of snarls and fur–I spotted a clear-enough entry point to snatch his collar–I felt the uh-oh moment, and in that nth-second, when I knew I was being for real bitten and feeling the pressure and pain and nerve tingle around my wrist, I remember my reaction was 1) dog bite 2) wait and expect the full crunch pain and the maybe-broken bones and bad bleeding.
Exactly then the pressure began to ease up, the way I’ve felt it a million times when roughhousing with the pooch. I’m sure, or I’d like to think, he knew instinctively the what-ever he was chomping was in the no-chomp zone.
Rivka, the new canine influenza–yes he did get shots, and are you referring to what everybody in NYC calls the Brooklyn Flu, brought over here to Manhattan by hipsters/ L- and, even worse, G-line subways?
As to OP. The question, broadly, is when and when not to use tap water. (Also, as long as you’re here, what the deal is between rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide.)
I ask because I was both trauma’d and traumatized after age nine (1968) I accidentally shattered glass, and the shards rocketed into my now blinded left eye. As it happens, immediately after the accident, I ran home and against the pain and for what I honestly figured was hygienic first-aid, I put my eye under a gentle stream of water from the tap. (Then, FWIW, didn’t tell anybody till my family came home because I had done a Bad Thing and was afraid of the consequences.)
Anyway, to add to the trauma, a massive infection showed up, and the doctors said they had expected me to be blinded in both eyes, and saying that that nice consequence was because of the tap water.
Any general answers? I know that slight puncture wounds and shattered eye globes are different, but still.