Bumps and bumps are inevitable in everyday life, but small wounds cannot sit idly by and require proper and sensible wound cleaning, care and protection. cause more severe infections.Many people know that smearing a wound with alcohol or iodine to prevent wound infection is most common household medicine. Some families may have hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide), but do you know how to use them correctly?
Next, I'll walk you through some of misunderstandings and common sense needed to treat wounds with a few questions and answers!
1. Do you clean small wounds with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol? Is there a better option? Of course I have!
Cleaning a wound with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol can kill bacteria and disinfect it, but it can actually damage tissue and slow healing. The best way to clean a small wound is to wash it with cool water and mild soap. Flush wound for at least 5 minutes to remove dirt, debris, and bacteria. Large, deep, or persistent bleeding wounds should be treated by a professional.
2. Should wound be kept moist? This is absolutely true!
Keeping wound moist helps wound heal faster and prevents dressing from sticking. This is especially useful for large cuts and scrapes. At same time, remember to keep wound clean and, if possible, apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment to prevent infection of wound.
3. Are there any scratches from bandage? False!
Bandages help wounds heal faster by protecting injured area from clothing friction, dirt and bacteria. To reduce risk of infection, be sure to clean wound before dressing it. If you have a cut, a bandage can also help hold edges of cut together. When using strip, apply it across width of wound, not lengthwise.
4. Do I need to untie bandage slowly? It's necessary!
Removing dressing too quickly can cause damage, tearing off "scab" or re-stretching of "open" wound, which can be counterproductive. Instead, we must remove bandage slowly and carefully. If dressing seems stuck to scab, soak it in warm water to soften scab. This will help bandage to "come off" without damaging it. wound, meanwhile, in order not to tear hair around wound, gradually pull bandage in same direction as hair.
5. Are ice cubes and oil good for burns? fake
Applying oil or ice to burn will not help and may cause further damage. For minor burns, hold affected area under cool water until pain subsides. To protect blistered skin, cover area with a sterile gauze bandage. If you can, use a non-stick bandage and wrap bandage loosely so it doesn't stick to burned skin.