When your skin, the body’s first line of defense, is broken, bacteria and germs can enter. The longer a cut remains exposed, the higher the risk of infection. Make sure to take proper first aid action, and know when to visit an emergency center for stitches. Know how to determine whether your cut needs stitches.
What To Do When You Get Cut
- Gently rinse the wound under cool tap water
- Pinch the sides of the wound together if needed
- Apply pressure with a non-fluffy pad to stop bleeding
- Protect wound with an adhesive dressing