Cuts and abrasions are very common, particularly in children when they reach the age where they always seem to be running around outdoors!
Even if you follow these tips, little accidents can still happen. When they do, remember that Sudocrem can help. A little Sudocrem on the affected area will help to soothe and heal sore skin, so they will be up and running around again in no time!
Abrasions occur when elbows or knees are scraped, leaving the area red and tender.
Clean the area using a clean cloth or cotton wool swab with a little water and mild soap.
Then apply a healing cream such as Sudocrem which contains ingredients which can help reduce the risk of infection. It also contains a mild local anaesthetic to soothe pain.
This treatment is similar as for abrasions.
After washing, you may wish to hold the area under cold running water to ensure all dirt is removed. A small amount of Sudocrem can be applied before covering the area with a suitably sized plaster. Once the cut has begun to heal, you can remove the plaster if you wish, as exposing the cut to the air can help the healing process.
A deep cut may require medical attention, particularly if it is bleeding heavily. Raising the injury above the heart can help slowdown the blood flow. If you suspect the cut could be infected or you have any concerns, consult with your Healthcare Professional as soon as possible.
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