Cuts and Bleeding

In general, a cut that needs stitches has to be repaired within 6 hours of the injury. The exception is cuts to the face and scalp, which generally can be repaired up to 24 hours after the injury.

Take the following steps for minor cuts.

1. Stop the Bleeding

Apply direct pressure on the area.

2. Clean and Protect

Clean the area with warm water and gentle soap.

Apply an antibiotic ointment to reduce chance of infection.

Put a sterile bandage on the area.

3. Call a Health Care Provider

Call a health care provider if:

The cut is deep or over a joint

You cannot get the cut or laceration clean

The injury is a deep puncture wound or the person has not had a recent (within the last 5 to 10 years) tetanus shot or booster

The cut is from a human or animal bite

4. Follow Up

For a minor cut or laceration, remove bandage after a couple of days to promote healing.

See a health care provider if the cut doesn't heal or shows signs of infection, including redness, swelling, pus, or excessive pain.

Agar skin per halka cut lag jaye aur thora khoon bhi niklana shoro ho jaye tou sab se pehly khoon ko saaf karen, zakham per antibiotic marham lagain aur phir patti bandh lain. Ammoman ye zakham 6 ghante me sahi ho jate hain aur 24 ghante me pori tarhan thik ho jate hain. Agar Cut kisi dhati cheez se lage jesse zank wala loha wagera tau foran tetanus ka injection lagwana faida mand hoga.

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