Minor Cuts, Grazes and Sprains
Minor Cuts and Grazes
Wash and clean the wound thoroughly with soapy water. To stop bleeding, apply a clean handkerchief or dressing and press firmly on the wound for five minutes. Do not apply any kid of tourniquet to the affected limb or finger. Cover with a clean dry dressing.
Rest and elevate the affected part and apply Ice or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel for about 15-30 minutes. Then Compress with a crepe bandage and Elevate and rest until the discomfort has subsided.
It may be painful for several days. Gradually mobilise.