Cuts: First Aid Treatment

Do you know what to do when your child gets a cut? Read on to pick up some first aid tips on treating cuts.

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A child's day is filled with activities that keep them active and "on-the-go" from morning until night. When at play, children tend to overlook potential dangers in their environment, and these can easily result in accidents. Cuts may occur.

 

​Luckily, most cuts are not serious and can be treated with some simple first aid at home. While most cuts can be effectively treated at home, deeper cuts or any wounds that will not stop bleeding would require immediate medical attention and treatment.

First aid for cuts

  1. Rinse the wound and apply pressure to it with sterile gauze, a bandage, or a clean piece of cloth.
  2. If bleeding continues, place another bandage over the first and continue applying pressure.
  3. Raise the injured body part - higher than the heart - to slow bleeding but do not tie a very tight knot around the limb because it may cut off blood supply totally.
  4. When bleeding stops, cover the wound with a new clean bandage. To minimise scarring, apply sun block daily once the wound has fully healed. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.


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