Treating Wounds At Home

There are people that don’t enjoy going to the emergency room to get patched up. Who does? There are many reasons for this which extends from embarrassment to fear. If you are the type of person that can handle self-patching, you should know exactly how to do it.

Firstly, you need to identify the type of wound. Different scratches and cuts require different care.

Scratches – these are the quickest healing sores. You need to wait for the liquid to clot so that you can apply a waterproof plaster over. You want to use a waterproof plaster because the plaster needs to stay on as long as possible to avoid any bacteria from entering your body. You might not need to add a plaster because of how quickly the skin heals.

Burns – If you ever get burned, the best way to treat it would be to apply a soothing gel. Cells have been damaged by the extreme heat and the skin is quite sensitive. Control the pain by either adding Aloe Vera products or aqueous creams.

Flesh Wounds – You might notice that these refuse to close up in short periods of time and often leave you with permanent scars. Before patching it up, you need to hold up the area which is bleeding above your head. This stops blood from escaping from that part of your body. Eventually, it should clot up and it will be safe to relax your body. Keep this wound open so that it can dry out. It’s also a good idea to gently pat antiseptic chemicals on whilst you are healing. Thereafter, put a bandage around the area so that you are protected from the skin breaking and give the wound a chance to heal. You need to free the area of any bacteria as much as possible.

Vein Hit – Perhaps you slip and fall, and end up on a piece of broken glass. Accidents happen so quickly. You never know what could happen. You need to apply as much pressure as you possibly can to this area. The more pressure you apply, the less blood will escape. Once again, you should hold this part of your body above your head so that not a lot of blood gets released. You will also need to apply ice to thicken the blood.

You need to see a doctor if any severe accidents happen or if you are unsure of how to treat the wound. Stitches are the quickest and easiest way to get patched up. Antiseptic chemicals and plasters can be found at any retailer or cash and carry wholesaler so it might be a good idea to keep some in stock for these eventualities. Hospitals usually make it a priority to get these chemicals for rapid treatment against bacteria.

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