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You Will Need
- Cold pack
- Antibacterial cream/spray
- Band-Aids or gauze
- Sterile gauze
- Scissors (optional)
Apply cold pack
Apply a cold pack to a bruise for 20 minutes to stop internal bleeding.
Elevate the area
Elevate the bruised area for 15 minutes. Contact a doctor after 24 hours if the bruise does not get better.
Apply direct pressure to cuts and scrapes for 10 minutes to stop the bleeding.
Clean the wound
Clean the wound with soap and water.
Use a washcloth to gently scrub away dirt.
Apply antibacterial cream or spray to prevent infection.
Cover the wound with a band-aid or sterile gauze. Contact your doctor if the cut or scrape looks infected, or does not heal within 10 days.