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Wound Care Tidbits


Wound Care Tidbits
Seek medical attention for deep

Call your doctor if your wound is deep, if you can’t get edges to stay together or if the edges are jagged.

Antibiotic ointment aids healing by preventing infection and maintaining wound cleanliness and moisture

Antibiotic ointments help healing by keeping out infection and by keeping the wound clean and moist.

Use cool water to clean cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds effectively

The best way to clean a cut, scrape or puncture wound is with cool water. You can hold the wound under running water or fill a tub with cool water and pour it from a cup over the wound.

Apply gentle pressure with clean cloth or gauze to stop bleeding from a cut

To stop the bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure on the cut with a clean cloth, tissue or peace of gauze. It the blood soaks through the gauze or cloth you’re holding over the cut, don’t take it off. Just put more gauze.