Friday, July 31, 2009

How Do You Treat An Owie?

Mason is always getting bruised, bumped, cut, and scraped. I got the skinny from an RN friend of mine on the right and wrong things to do.

  • Clean with warm soapy water to remove dirt, germs, and "stuff" that sticks to the scrape.
  • Keep the cut moist because that's important to promoting rapid growth of new skin cells. Apply a thin layer of an antibiotic ointment and if the cut is in a place that the medication can rub off or get dirty, cover it with a bandage.


  • Use peroxide or alcohol, which dries the skin and slows the healing process.
  • Pick at a cut or scab. Picking only causes irritation and can introduce bacteria into the wound.

Call your doctor if...

  • You see any discharge or redness around the cut.
  • The cut is really deep, it may need stitches.

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