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Wound Care Tidbits


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

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

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.

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.