The next time you sustain a cut or laceration requiring professional care, visit Jovive Health. The experienced providers at our Cameron Park, California, clinic offer a wide array of urgent care services, including cut and laceration treatment.
How to Clean a Cut
In many cases, cuts and lacerations can be effectively treated at home. If you have sustained a minor wound, you should take the following steps to clean and dress the area, thereby reducing your risk of infection:
- Wash and dry your hands, then put on disposable gloves if you have them available.
- Rinse your wound under running tap water for five to 10 minutes.
- Gently dab the area surrounding your wound with an alcohol-free wipe or a piece of gauze that’s been soaked in tap water or saline solution.
- Gently pat the area dry using tissues or a clean towel (but avoid using cotton balls or other fluffy objects, since the fibers could stick to your wound).
- Apply a sterile bandage.
Keep in mind, however, that certain wounds require professional care. Be sure to visit Jovive Health for cut or laceration treatment if your wound is especially deep or jagged, contains dirt or debris, feels numb, is located on your face, or continues bleeding even after you have applied direct pressure for at least 20 minutes. And if your injury is life- or limb-threatening, then call 911 or get to a nearby hospital as soon as possible.
A Convenient Option for Cut and Laceration Treatment
Cuts and lacerations require prompt treatment, so if you have sustained one of these injuries, it is important that you not delay seeking care. Luckily, Jovive Health makes it simple for you to get the cut or laceration treatment you need. Visit our Cameron Park, CA, clinic any day of the week—we welcome walk-in patients but also offer same-day reservations.