Cuts & abrasions
What is it?
A wound is any injury that breaks or remove the skin, such as cuts and abrasions. Minor wounds can be treated at home, but a large, deep or dirty wound should be treated at the hospital.

What to do

If bleeding continues, apply pressure to the wound with a clean bandage. Hold the wound under running water to remove dirt. Wash the skin around the wound with soap and water, but avoid getting soap in an open wound. Pat the wound dry with sterile gauze and apply antiseptic ointment.
In the case of cuts, close the wound with sterile adhesive strips. If strips are not available, cover the wound with clean gauze and adhesive tape. Don’t use cotton wool. Adhesive non-adherent bandages can be used for abrasions that continue to ooze blood.

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