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Pain is not gain.... pain is just pain; especially for the sensitive souls out there. However when put into perspective, a toothache is not as excruciating as a knife wound to the abdomen... but it's a close second. We've all survived our fair share of "minor" injuries and we live to tell the tale. We have to be careful accidents and mishaps can happen at the drop of a hat. Like pulling your back, a minor injury caused by bending over. Be careful people. It may not be ER worthy but the body isn't invincible.

P.S.... Paper cuts kill.... spread the word.

Redditor u/DorfGANG wanted everyone to tell us about their tales of survival by asking.... What is the worst "minor" injury?

Mouth Issues.

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Toothache. It's not life threatening but the pain is constant and inescapable.

-EvidenceOfSin-

Weeeeeeeeeeell, it actually can be life threatening if left long enough, the infection can go into the bone and/or blood.

Edit: If all the horror stories below are anything to go by - take care of your teeth, people!!!

fotomoose

Too Close For Comfort... 

When you're shaving private bits and you nick yourself right in the crease of your leg where the hem of your undies go. That stuff itches so bad but you can't just scratch your crotch in public or explain that its not your crotch that's itchy, it's the area mere centimeters from your crotch.

ElfPaladins13

Fragile Flesh. 

Burns on your tongue.

Edit: I commented this while doing my work. Sleep and come back to the most amount of upvotes I've ever had! Thanks guys.

dominicp0063

Or the roof of your mouth just behind your teeth when you get too excited for hot pizza.

Odins-raven

The Itch.

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A pimple in your ear or nostril.

Theearthhasnoedges

Also above the upperlip (where you have the moustache), cuz it's too sensitive and having to squeeze a pimple there will make my eyes water.

uptowndrunk7

Good times.

Oh man I once had to have some molds made or something at the dentist's and they messed up. They knew that crapy paste heated up, but they didn't know how much.

There I was, breathing heavily, trying to withstand it and they noticed and removed it. That's how I got the roof of my mouth burnt AF and skin hanging off it that I just couldn't remove, but could perfectly feel with my tongue. Good times.

walkiestalkie

Tasteless....

Irritated taste bud. So tiny, so annoying.

Edit: I had no idea this was so universally hated. I don't know the proper name, it's not a canker sore though, those are different. And yes, I psych myself up and bite it off just to get it over with. Glad to know there are so many other freaks out there too!

announcerkitty

UGH I've gotten a handful of those in my life, right on the tip of my tongue and they hurt so much, always for an entire week. No less. Eating hurts, talking hurts, being awake and having my tongue doing nothing hurts.

KittenImmaculate

Ingrown....

Ingrown toenail

My nasty butt ingrown nail the blood coming out of the left side is one of 3 shots they gave me to numb it.

Online82

Oh god. I used to get ingrown toenails frequently in 7th/8th grade. Whenever I banged one against something, I would see a spectrum of light that I'm pretty sure science hasn't identified yet.

Dahhhkness

The Split

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Splitting your lip from smiling because of winter, splits open every time you move your mouth.

black-fish11

YOU CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE!!

Mouth ulcer.

TooShreksyForMyShirt

I am VERY VERY prone to mouth ulcers, literally anywhere in my mouth, gums, cheeks, below the lips, tongue, absolutely everywhere is free real estate and I get at least 3 every month, sometimes two medium sized ones will form next to each other only to combine and last half a damn month.

Recently I had two VERY large ulcers, one on my right cheek and another on my left and let me tell you I have never felt more pain in my mouth before, and since the area inflamed a bit it causes me to bite down on them and OH MY GOD YOU CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE.

In conclusion, we should divert ALL of humanity's resources into funding a cure for mouth ulcers.

De-Blocc

Cheek 2 Cheek....

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When you bite the side of your cheek and so it hurts to eat for like 3 days.

wtffokwhy

So I'm a chronic canker sore sufferer and know that pain all to well. If you still get them a lot try changing out your toothpaste to one without sodium lauryl sulfate. That's made the biggest difference in frequency of canker sores for me.

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