Cuts or Lacerations (cont.)
Cuts or Lacerations Treatment
Self-Care at Home
- Most bleeding can be stopped with direct pressure and time (rest and elevation are also helpful).
- Cleaning with a gentle soap and water will help reduce the chance of bacterial infection.
- Antibiotic ointment (such as bacitracin) and a sterile gauze bandage will help to protect the wound from further infection and water loss until a scab forms.
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