With a deep cut, even if it looks small on the outside, damage to blood vessels, nerves, tendons, ligaments and muscles is possible. If the wound is caused by a long blade, internal damage is likely.
What to do with a cut, deep and superficial cuts, stopping bleeding and first aid.
With a deep cut, first of all, it is necessary to quickly stop the bleeding. And then immediately seek professional medical help to avoid complications, including tetanus infection.
What to do with a deep cut, first aid.
To stop the bleeding, press firmly on the wound through a sterile dressing or tissue. Depending on the location of the injury, the victim himself or the one who helps him can do this. If there is no sterile dressing or napkin, you can use a clean cloth or towel folded several times.
To reduce blood flow, raise the affected limb with pillows or folded blankets. Fix the bandage with bandages. Compare finger color on injured and healthy limbs. Loosen the bandage if it is too tight. If blood comes through the bandages, replace the bandage. Do not make another bandage over the old one. Call an ambulance as quickly as possible.
What to do with a superficial cut, first aid.
Small surface cuts in everyday life are not uncommon. If the bleeding is slight, enough home remedies. However, if a face is cut, it is best to immediately consult a doctor so that an ugly scar does not remain. If the edges of the wound diverge, then significant damage to the soft tissues is likely and professional medical attention is required..
Also, as with a deep cut, first of all stop the bleeding by pressing firmly on the wound through a sterile dressing or clean folded napkins. Lift the affected body as high as possible to reduce blood flow..
Thoroughly clean the wound with a disinfectant solution (according to the instructions for it) or simply with warm water and soap. Wipe the skin with a gauze or cotton swab away from the wound. In order not to bring infection into it. You may need several swabs. Use each only once.
Cover the wound with a bactericidal patch. At night, it is better to remove the patch so that the wound dries. A new patch is only glued if the wound becomes wet or clearly needs protection. If bleeding continues, seek medical attention sooner. If the wound does not start to heal in 24 hours, consult a doctor,
Based on the book “Ambulance, home directory of emergency conditions”.