Cuts and scrapes

1 Clean the wound with clean, running tap water with or without soap for at least 5 minutes.

2 Application of an antibiotic ointment and a dressing after cleaning has been shown to help wounds heal better. However, do not apply an antibiotic ointment if the victim has known allergies to the antibiotic.

3 Seek urgent medical attention if the wound becomes discolored or swollen, or if the victim develops other symptoms such as lightheadedness.

Source: HSA



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