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Minor cut - first aid

Procedure, part 1

To treat a minor cut at home first wash your hands thoroughly with soap to avoid infection. Next wash the cut with mild soap and water.

Procedure, part 1

Procedure, part 2

Apply direct pressure to stop the bleeding.

Procedure, part 2

Procedure, part 3

Apply an antibacterial ointment to coat and protect the wound.

Procedure, part 3

Procedure, part 4

Once the wound has stopped bleeding cover it with a bandage that will not stick to the injury.

Procedure, part 4