First Aid for Cuts and Puncture Wounds

Cuts and puncture wounds: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.

Medline has just about the best information for emergency wound care I’ve seen.

You can’t go wrong if you follow these guidelines.


  • Hydrogen Peroxide is not recommended for washing wounds
  • Do not use Alcohol
  • Wash wounds with mild foamy soap and water.-Use lather to help wash dirt away and protect the wound.
  • Rinse with mild cold water stream.
  • Pat dry, holding pressure if needed.

Seek emergency treatment if bleeding does not stop after 10 min of direct pressure or if bone is visible.

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