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How do you treat a minor skin wound?

Follow these simple steps to treat a minor skin wound:

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Apply pressure to stop the bleeding if it doesn’t stop on its own.
  3. Use water to rinse the wound thoroughly. Do not use soap on a minor wound. If debris is lodged in the wound, remove it with tweezers, sanitized with alcohol.
  4. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the wound to help it heal.
  5. Change the bandage whenever it gets wet or once a day.

If the wound is dirty, deep, or due to an animal scratch or bite, you may need to get a tetanus shot.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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