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Cuts and abrasions

 

 

 

                                                          

                    Abrasions                                       Cleanse with soap and water     Use antiseptic antibacterial cream

 

 

          

                              

 

                     Put cotton                                          Put bandage

 

 

Steps to clean and dress uncomplicated wounds wounds

                                          

 

 

 The Proper Treatment

  

 Cuts

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Cleanse area thoroughly with soap and warm water, carefully washing away any dirt.

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Apply direct pressure to wound until bleeding stops.

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Put sterile bandage on wound.

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If cut is deep, get to a doctor as quickly as possible. It may require suturing.

 

 

 Abrasions (Scratches)

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Wash thoroughly with soap and warm water.

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If it bleeds or oozes, bandage it to protect it from infection.



 Signs of an infected wound:

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Swelling

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Redness

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Pain

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May cause fever

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Presence of pus

 

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Tetanus Toxoid injection may be required as per individual basis depending upon past immunization status and nature of wound.

 

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