Ryan the privateer is tragically dying on the battlefield, bleeding wounds all over his body. As he sees the light fading away in the memories of his childhood, his faithful cabin boy Gumptree runs in the knit... nick of time to save him, holding a medical (not magical) spray can. Will the spray be enough to see his wife Marie Sue, who bears his child? Will Jack at the lantern be able to see their brother ag... Uh, what? Less drama and more facts? Oh... Okay.
So... Quite a simple question!(?) Are there known technics using sprays to close bleeding wounds as quickly as possible? I don't mean disinfect it like sprays you have in your medical locket, but actually prevent bleeding and stabilize a patient? Here's the traditional conditions list that I'd like to see ticked and tocked :
- It should close up wounds before the patient bleeds out and die, obviously.
- It shall be able to get rid of quite severe cuts, more the ones you get from a knife fight with a dangerous robber than a rumble against the carrots and potatoes of your diner.
- It should help as much as possible in the process of healing. Disinfectant, regenerative layer... I don't know, your call!
- It goes in pair with the above, you should be able to remove the stitch (if there is one) one time or another.
- The spray should be as easy to use as almost any spray. Point at the wound, and press.
- It's not that important for me if that spray is less cost-efficient than bandages. Well, unless you need gold and diamond dust to make it work, in which case I may reconsider that.
- Bonus if the component closing the wound is flexible and allows some degrees of freedom after using it.
Note that I wish some science-based answers, ideally with some source to support it. No magic, and no far-away science-fiction, that's too easy otherwise :). Also, if you think it is not possible, tell why!
So, will Ryan see his child grows? Will he be able to tell Marie that he has developed feelings for Marty Stew the obviously beautiful cook? The answers are yours to say!