First Aid For Minor Cuts & Wounds

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What First Aid needed for cuts and wounds?  Before that, lets find out first what are the different types of Wounds.

A cut may be deep, smooth, or jagged. It may be near the surface of the skin, or deeper. A deep cut can affect tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, or bone. A puncture is a wound made by a pointed object such as a nail, knife, or sharp tooth.

What are 5 types of common cuts or wounds?

There are many different types of wounds, however these are some of the most common:

First – Abrasions

Whats more, An abrasion is a skin wound caused by rubbing or scraping the skin against a hard, rough surface.

Second – Incisions

An incision is a cut through the skin that is generally made during surgery. It is also called a surgical wound. Some incisions are small, others are long. The size of the incision depends on the kind of surgery you had. Sometimes, an incision breaks open.

Third – Lacerations

A laceration is defined as a tear in tissue caused by a shearing or crushing force. Therefore, a laceration is usually the result of a blunt-trauma mechanism. A laceration is further characterized by incomplete separation of stronger tissue elements, such as blood vessels and nerves.

And then – Punctures

A puncture wound is a hole in the skin made by a sharp, pointed object. The area may be bruised or swollen. You may have bleeding, pain, or trouble moving the affected area.

Lastly – Avulsions

Avulsions are severe traumatic injuries in which one or more pieces of tissue are torn and detached from the body, including layers of skin.

What to Do ?


  • First, Rinse the cut or wound with water and apply pressure with sterile gauze, a bandage, or a clean cloth.
  • And then, If blood soaks through the bandage, place another bandage on top of the first and keep applying pressure.
  • In addition, Raise the injured body part to slow bleeding.
  • Lastly, When bleeding stops, cover the wound with a new, clean bandage.

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