Tuesday, April 1, 2014

CUTS, SCRAPES AND PUNCTURE WOUNDS Care

CUTS, SCRAPES AND PUNCTURE WOUNDS Example and cure

We all get a minor injury, a proper cut or a little scrape on our skin now and then. React swiftly and apply gentle pressure. Press down on the cut using a clean soft cloth. (Cuts that page open, bleed profusely or have jagged edges need medical attention.)

  • Clean and cut with mild soap and warm water. Flushing the wounded under running water helps removes debris and bacteria.
  • A small cut can be treated with the application of honey which contains enzymes which aid in healing.
  • Peel a banana and apply the inside of the peel directly on the small injury and secure it firmly against the injury. Change the peel every three or four hours for a rapid healing treatment. After 24 hours remove any peel and exposé the injury to air. Exposing the wound to air will further speed this healing process.
  • Wash puncture wounds and call your doctor. Puncture wounds are deceiving: they may look small, but the object causing the wound may carry germs deep into your body.
  • Keep your tetanus booster up to date. Adults need a booster every 10 years. If you suffer a deep puncture wound, you may need an additional booster shot at the time of injury.
  • Be alert to infection. A cut or scrape that becomes sore, red or contains plus is infected. See your doctor