Category: Medical treatment

mm What to do if you are injured

If you are injured there’s things you need to realize and observe. First, you should determine whether or not you need to go to the hospital. Don’t call the hospital and ask if you should come in. Use your judgment in deciding it. And if you can see multiple layers of skin in your body or there’s some exposed bone occurring, then you’ve got a puncture wound (and haven’t gotten a tetanus injection shot in more than 10 years), or if you’ve got a blister that’s bigger than 3 inches across, go to the doctor immidiately. But if your injuries are minor, there’s no reason to involve the authorities or hospitals. Actually there’s a lot kind if injuries that could happened but I’m just going explain some injuries that is common for people.
When you cut yourself, you should stop the bleeding ASAP. With some gentle pressure on clean bandage or cloth should do the trick. Next, wash the wound under cool, clear water. You can use soap carefully on the area around the injury, but don’t wash the injury itself. And all you need is a topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporin and a Band Aid.
Puncture wounds are much more trickier and it has a higher risk of infection. This thing happened not just because the injury isn’t exposed to air, but also that puncture wounds often come from pretty unhygienic places, like cat mouths or nails you accidentally step on. The thing you must do is to wash the wound with clear water, apply a topical remedy, and monitor for signs of infection.