Finger injury with gig coming up

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ElectricXIIElectricXII Frets: 1205
I've managed to stab the tip of index finger on my fretting hand, making it very uncomfortable to play. The wound is a small but deep round hole. Got a gig tomorrow night, and I'm wondering how to manage to get through the gig.

Plasters are a faff and get in the way. Any ideas how to reduce the discomfort so I can play? 
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 8890
    Paracetamol, and plastic skin to stop the dirt getting in. There are a couple of products on the market.
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  • LionAquaLooperLionAquaLooper Frets: 1398
    This happened to me recently and someone also recommended Paracetamol as opposed to Ibuprofen.  I've always assumed Ibuprofen is stronger so I was a bit confused why only Paracetamol?

    What is it about paracetamol that's better in this type of scenario?
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 8890
    A medical friend told me that “ibuprofen is bitching on your stomach”.
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  • CatthanCatthan Frets: 379
    single string - fewer notes drone-y leads and 2-note chord voicings. maybe alter the set a bit if there's tricky fingering songs. 

    for power chords (5ths) fret with thumb over neck or with the fleshy bit between the injured tip and 1st joint. 
    Personally, I've never been able to get through a whole gig with meds. 
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  • bluenosebluenose Frets: 24
    Demabond ,or failing that ,..superglue.
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  • AntonHunterAntonHunter Frets: 938
    This happened to me recently and someone also recommended Paracetamol as opposed to Ibuprofen.  I've always assumed Ibuprofen is stronger so I was a bit confused why only Paracetamol?

    What is it about paracetamol that's better in this type of scenario?

    Ibuprofen is an anti-inflamitory, so it's better for muscle pains and the like.
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