HOW TO TREAT AND PROTECT MINOR WOUNDS
Accidents happen to all of us, and small, minor wounds like cuts, scrapes and burns should still be taken seriously and treated quickly to protect your skin.
How to treat and protect your skin depends on the type of wound. It is important to treat minor cuts, scrapes and burns properly, then apply protective barrier, such as A+D First Aid Ointment, to help support the skin to heal naturally.
- Minor cuts: They can be painful but usually can be treated at home. The cut should be cleaned and properly protected to support the healing process.
- Burns: Minor burns can usually be treated at home. A first-degree burn is considered the least severe because it only affects the outer layer of skin. It usually only causes mild pain, redness and swelling.
- Scrapes: Common in children, they can be painful but usually leave no scar. Scrapes are often dirty, so they should be cleaned and properly protected to support the healing process.
- Dry and chafed skin: Frequent exposure to water, hand soap, hand sanitizer or extreme weather conditions can cause dry, cracked hands and cuticles. Use A+D First Aid Ointment to moisturize and soothe dry and chafed skin.
Even when you take all the right steps to protect your skin, factors beyond your control may cause a wound to get worse. Seek medical attention if the condition worsens, or symptoms last more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days.