I'm a surgical nurse in a big city major surgical hospital. We had a patient who sustained a semi-deep laceration to the forehead in a rural area ~150km away. The patient decided that pouring isopropyl alcohol into the wound and lighting it ablaze would be the best option as a clinic wasn't close-by. It obviously didn't close the wound. A friend apparently cobbled together an "electric stitcher" to induce electrical burns to close the wound. He then put mechanical tape over a rag of questionable sanitary status to the wound.
2 weeks later, also known as a few days ago, the patient presented to our big city ED with suspicion of an infection. The wound was undressed by the nurse for evaluation, and purrlent material "explosively" shot out.
Our plastics department was consulted by the ED physician due to obvious concern for infection. We took him to surgery which resulted in the drainage of 450mls of purrlent material from a "bubble" under the forehead tissue, and debridement of all sorts of necrotic, infected, & burnt tissue.
We managed to make the incision in-line with the hairline to minimize scars, and after some hospitalization on antibiotics he was discharged.
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