You must have felt wounds from sharp objects like knives, right? Most people are still wrong in handling or how to treat these wounds. Many of them underestimate this and do not treat the wound properly. In fact, the wrong handling can be fatal. How to treat a knife cut finger wound?
Stop the Blood Rate
Wounds that are exposed to sharp objects will certainly make the surface of the skin become open and bleed. Bleeding can be mild or severe depending on the depth or the object that hurt it. The initial step to overcome this is to stop it.
Look for clean items such as tissue, then press on the injured part earlier. Hold for several minutes until the blood stops coming out. If the bleeding is heavy, look for a clean gauze and then do the same steps as before.
Clean the wound
After the blood stops flowing, continue by cleaning the wound. The method is simple, just wash the wound with running water. Remember, do not put in a bucket and so on, try to flow the water.
If it is too dirty, clean the wound with antiseptic soap with the aim that bacteria or dirt that is attached to go missing. Wash it again until it is completely clean.
Apply the Salve to the wound
Look for antibiotic ointments that are specific to the wound with the aim of preventing infection. Use clean hands before applying the ointment so that cleanliness is maintained. The use of antibiotic ointments is actually not mandatory, only as first aid. Also try the ointment is a medicine for non-sticky wound in the gauze.
Use Bandages or Bandages
If the wound is small, you can cover it with ordinary plaster that can be obtained at the nearest pharmacy. However, if the wound is large enough, it should be covered with a bandage. Plaster and bandage selection is quite crucial here.
It is recommended to choose a plaster that has a small airway hole so that the closed wound is kept moist.
When using a bandage too. Use a bandage that has a high absorption to maintain the condition of the wound in a state not too moist and of course so that bacteria do not develop in it.