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: 2/19/2008|
Reviewed By: John E. Duldner, Jr., MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Akron General Medical Center and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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