Cuts and Bruises

For deep wounds, how to cover should only be done if they're clean and occurred less than 12 hours. If it's old and dirty, wound closure may lead to infection.

The main thing to keep in mind is, cleanliness is the most important key in treating wounds. When caring for it, make sure you do it hygienic. Wash your hands first with soap and water to clean.

Wash the wound with soap and lukewarm water. There may be the pain but there's no other choice. If not cleaned, most likely, wound will be an infection.

If wearing pads, use a clean bandage. It's better not to wear any pads at all than using a dirty bandage.

If sharps causing puncture wounds are still stuck deep, don't ever try to pull them out. Therefore when removed, it'll cause a severer bleeding. Instead belt so that it's not moving. Let revocation be done in the hospital.

In an open wound, you'd use a liquid antiseptic. Avoid ointment usage because the layer will prevent the wound surface from the outside air. So bacteria are easy to grow. If it's necessary, wrap the wound with sterile gauze and bandages. Change the bandage every day until the wound is healed.

For bruises, eg due to being squashed by a hammer or wedged against the door, press the bruised by hand. If it's needed, compress with cold water and let bandage the press.

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