Sunday, May 8, 2016
How To Stop A Flesh Wound From Bleeding
Even though people usually do not think about such things as "how to stop a flesh wound from bleeding" until the situation is upon them, you never know when this information will come in handy, and it is certainly better to know what to do before the situation arises than to scramble once you are in the situation! Especially if you have children, it is important that you know how to stop a flesh wound from bleeding in order to prevent infection and scarring. You should make sure your hands are absolutely clean before you do anything at all with an open wound, as you will be working with your hands and will not want to get dirt or germs into the open cut. After you have washed your hands, the main thing you need to do is stop the bleeding; use sterile gauze (or something similar) to stopper the wound, and then keep pressure applied to the wound while also keeping the area of the wound raised so that it is held above the level of the heart. If the bleeding persists, you can apply an ice pack to the area, as this should slow the bleeding further; it can take up to ten or fifteen minutes for the bleeding to stop completely, so be patient - as long as the situation is continuing to improve, you have no reason to be worried! Once you have gotten the bleeding to stop (either completely or close to completely), you should clean out the cut with antibacterial soap, and then you should apply an antibacterial cream to a bandage and apply the bandage to the wound. When you follow all these steps, you should have no problems solving most flesh wounds, but if you have followed these steps and the situation has not improved, you can deem it to be a medical emergency, and you should immediately get in touch with an emergency medical technician to assist you.