Thumb Injury From Orange Fruit

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  1. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    I rarely eat oranges however I found myself faced with a huge orange the other day.

    I went to peel this orange and ever since my thumb (mainly the nail tip) has been killing me. I cant apply pressure to the tip of it. and the top of the thumb looks very raw.

    anyone have this happen to them? Something having to do with the acid in the orange getting under my thumbnail?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    You bruised your nail, and probably pulled it away from the flesh a bit too. Poor thing. Where's your mother? :D
     
  4. iBlue macrumors Core

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    You probably pulled your nail back underneath, leaving a tiny wound and the acidity irritated it. Put some tea tree oil or something antibacterial on it and don't fiddle with it too much.

    Or of course you can consult your doctor if you're really worried.
     
  5. iOrlando thread starter macrumors 68000

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    out of these three suggestions, I decided to go with the last one and dip my thumb in a cup of Purell antibacterial.

    on another note, is there any other method of eating an orange that doesnt involve peeling with thumbs? Possibly cutting vertical strips or something?
     
  6. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    How come monkeys can open fruit without bitching but we can't?
     
  7. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You could buy a $10 orange peeler.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Cut it into slices and don't bother peeling it at all.
     
  9. iOrlando thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i am not a monkey expert but i think they rely on their mouth and teeth to eat most of the orange.
    the skin of the orange is very acidic though so I cant see myself doing that to get to the insides.

    i might just stick with orange juice.
     

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  10. Mac N Tosh macrumors regular

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    There's an app for that...Thats what ya get...Ya shoulda eaten an :apple:
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Bite into it a bit just enough to break the skin then you can stick your finger under there and peel it away without putting any pressure on your fingers. That's what I do.
     
  12. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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  13. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    We could, until we invented the internet, the bitch nexus of human existence.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yeah but at least we don't throw our feces at each other.
     
  15. JNB macrumors 604

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    You obviously don't spend much time in PRSI.
     
  16. pooky macrumors 6502

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    Speak for yourself!
     
  17. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I wonder.... if we put an internet terminal in the jungle, would monkeys learn to type just so that they could complain?

    That youtube clip..... great way to lose a finger! yikes!
     
  18. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Orange you glad I'm not going to make a joke at your expense?
     
  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    But what would you amputate?
    Thumb?
    Hand? Arm?

    Something else?
     
  20. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I've heard you can get a staph infection from getting an under-the-nail orange-peeling "injury."
     
  21. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    According to WebMD, orange peel injuries have been linked to:
    Leprosy
    Staphylococcus aureus
    MRSA
    Necrotizing fasciitis
    Type II diabetes
    Fingernail cancer
    Irritable bowel syndrome and
    Hepatitis B and C
     
  22. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    OH NOES!!11!

    I'm gonna go live in my sterilized plastic bubble now!
     
  23. iOrlando thread starter macrumors 68000

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    not quite sure what irritable bowel syndrome is but it sounds like diaraheera and I have been suffering from that lately after the orange problem.

    but in all honestly, this is indeed a pretty big problem here. oranges are beginning to really get on me with these thumb problems. I dont mind eating them plain, but i now require someone else to peel them up for me. i didnt want to resort to that but it has.
     
  24. Mac N Tosh macrumors regular

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    Apparently you havnt been to the other side of "Community Discussions". :p
     

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