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Learn how to administer first aid safely with the instructions in these emergency care tutorials from Howcast.
You Will Need
- Soap and water
- Antiseptic solution
- Antibiotic ointment
Wash the wound
Wash the wound with soap, warm water, and a towel. This will remove dirt, saliva, and bacteria.
Apply an antiseptic solution
Apply an antiseptic solution such as iodine to the wound after you finish washing. Then apply an antibiotic ointment and cover the wound with a sterile bandage.
Keep the injured area elevated
Keep the injured area elevated to slow swelling and prevent infection.
Consult a doctor
Seek professional medical care if bleeding continues, if a bone appears broken, if you have a compromised immune system, or if you have been bitten by a stray or feral animal. Follow your doctor's course of treatment, and above all, be well.