Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How To Reduce Wound Pain!

 Wounds hurt, but the degree of pain varies according to the nature, location, and also to the severity of the injury that you got. Burns in particular is painful, so as cuts, blisters, and scrapes, while a puncture would might hurt less, but if it is left untreated, then it could be potentially be more serious.

Here are some steps inorder to reduce your wound pain!

1. If you got a minor wound, apply first aid at home, then immediately go to the hospital to have i t checked, because even a minor wound can get really infected if the bacteria gets allowed to build up in your wound site.

2. If you get punctured or stepped on a rusty nail, seek immediate medical assistance because you may need a tetanus shot. Specially if you get a punctured wound from a human or animal bite. If the cut is really deep, you may need to get your wound stitched to close it.

3. Use water to clean your wound and avoid using soap, hydrogen peroxide, or even iodine, because these might irritate your wound. Make use of running water to remove all the dirt from your wound and use a sterilized tweezers to remove the debris that might be in your wound. If you can't get the debris out, or if you can't clean it yourself, then seek a help from a doctor.

4. When the wound is clean, apply antibiotic ointment to prevent infection, and cover with sterile bandage to keep any bacteria to get into your wound. Before re-applying any ointment, clean your wound, if in case you developed a rash because of the ointment then stop using it. Use soap to clean the skin that is around the wound. Ask your doctor the prescribed soap for wounds so it can help you.

5. If the injury you got doesn't stop bleeding, use a clean cloth and apply some pressure. Maintain the pressure for 20 minutes while you elevate the wounded area, if it still bleeds, seek help immediately.

6. Watch your wound everyday if its healing or not. If it gets more inflamed or reddish in color seek help from your doctor, because that might be another case.

7. Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen so that you can reduce the pain that you're feeling.

8. Get plenty of sleep and rest, also eat healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables.

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