As a parent, it can be hard to know when a cut needs simple, at home care, or when more expert medical advice or treatment is necessary. Start by applying pressure to the wound to slow any bleeding, and then try to get a good look at it.
One of the most important parts of wound care is preventing infection, so your provider will thoroughly wash the wound before using any of these techniques. Pain control (anesthesia) will depend on the injury.
At Brave Care, we have a variety of methods to deal with cuts that won't heal well on their own. Depending on the wound, we may use some numbing medicine and/or some medicine called midazolam (Versed) sprayed in the nose to ease your child's anxiety. We have special closure strips (steri-strips), glue, stitches (absorbable and non-absorbable), and staples at our disposal to take care of your child's wound in the best way possible.