Saturday, July 23, 2016

How to recognize and treat skin wounds

Lacerations are the tearing of the skin which results in an open wound with jagged edge.  This type of cut there will be more blood than with an abrasion.  When you can soak the wound in hydrogen peroxide to loosen any foreign material.  Remove the material and apply antibiotic and cover with a sterile dressing.  Usually you need to go to the doctor after a laceration because stitches may be needed and chance of infection is high.
 An incision is the cutting of the skin which results in a clean cut.  Most of the time it will bleed.  Clean the wound with soap and water and or hydrogen peroxide.  Minor incisions can be closed with a butterfly bandage or stei-strips.
Skin Care First Aid