Minor cut - first aid
Procedure, part 1:
To treat a minor cut at home first wash your hands thoroughly with soap to avoid infection. Next wash the cut with mild soap and water.
Procedure, part 2:
Apply direct pressure to stop the bleeding.
Procedure, part 3:
Apply an antibacterial ointment to coat and protect the wound.
Procedure, part 4:
Once the wound has stopped bleeding cover it with a bandage that will not stick to the injury.
|Review Date: 1/8/2009|
Reviewed By: Jacob L. Heller, MD, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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