kin wounds, including animal bite or human bites need through cleaning to reduce the risk of any kind of skin and bacterial infection. You will have to do this for minor wounds, stop any bleeding, clean the wound, and perhaps bandage the wound.
Skin wounds, including animal bite or human bites need through cleaning to reduce the risk of any kind of skin and bacterial infection. You will have to do this for minor wounds, stop any bleeding, clean the wound, and perhaps bandage the wound. Wound Care Australia has wide range of wound care products that provide improved outcomes in wound healing. There are few wound care tips that you can use by yourself to heal the wound.
Stop the BleedingBefore you, clean the wound first stop the bleeding. There are some medical gloves if available you can use them to the wound. If gloves are not available, then put something else on wound. Keep holding direct pressure on the wound if possible and elevate the injured area. If the area swells, then remove clothing or jewelry around the wound. Apply pressure for full 15 minutes. Continue pressure the wound till bleeding not stops. If wound gets bleeding, then proper Wound Care should be there to stop the bleeding.
Clean the Wound
Rinse the wound for at least 5 to 10 minutes if you are not going to see your doctor right now. Wash your hands well with soap or water. Wash the wound under running water. Then scrub the wound gently with a wash cloth. If you have a water sprayer in your kitchen, then better if you can use that. Large, minor dirty wounds may be easier to clean in the shower.
Bandage the Wound
To get protected your wound from dirt or infection you should bandage your wound. There are many products available in the market so choose the bandage carefully. Better if you can use the product manufacture by Medstock, they have quality and effective dressings like Hydrocolloid Dressing, Foam Dressing etc. But be sure that you have thoroughly clean the wound. If the bandage gets wet or soiled put on a new.
When to Get StitchesAn easy test to check the wound is stopping the bleeding, wash the wound well and then press the sides of the wound. If the edges of the wound come together and it looks better you may want to consider getting stitches. If stitches may be needed then avoid using an antiseptic or antibiotic ointment until after the doctor has examined the wound. Most of the cuts that require treatment should be stitched, stapled or closed with skin adhesives. Like a cut from a clean object such as kitchen knife may be stitched from 12 to 24 hours after the injury.