How to Manage Kids Wounds Fast and Safely Within One Week?

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Sharing from Gracie: " My son fell down last Friday and broke under his right knee. The wound is not deep, almost the size of a small potato. I had disinfected with iodophor. After 48 hours, there is still clear liquid coming out of one side of the wound. How should I do? He is now 7 years old. "   Generally speaking, most small cuts won't put your kids in danger. But immediate treatment is totally necessary against the infection. In Gracie's experience, it's normal for the wound to take longer to heal. Clear liquid isn’t a problem. For getting rid of this would within one week, mothers should bear the following three points in mind: keep disinfecting the wound twice a day; leave the wound exposed in the air; do not cover it. Wound can be mild or severe, depending on the type of wound and its location. Mothers should remember that there's always a risk of damage to tendons and nerves, and a right first aid matters a lot. If the wound is not severe, follow the following tips; if the wound is deep or bleeding profusely, take your child to the ER. Here we sort out the most useful tips for your kids wound first aid. What to do when the wound goes only with epidermis abrasion :
  • at least 90 secs wound rinse to get rid of dirt and debris
  • use a mild soup to wash again (For minor wounds, an antiseptic solution can be held up for avoiding allergic skin reactions.)
  • keep disinfecting the wound twice a day
  • leave the wound exposed in the air and do not cover it
What to do when the wound goes with minor bleeding:
  • at least 90 secs wound rinse to get rid of dirt and debris
  • use a mild soup to wash again (For minor wounds, an antiseptic solution can be held up for avoding allergic skin reactions.)
  • cover the wound with a sterile adhesive bandage or sterile gauze and adhesive tape
  • change the bandage frequently as long as the bandage gets wet
  • skip the covering materials after scab forming
  • daily check the wound and ask for your doctor's help if the wound is red, swollen, tender, warm, or draining pus
What to do when the wound goes larger and severer:
  • rinse off the wound with water, and check clearly the size and depth of the wound
  • better to wear clean latex or rubber gloves to cover a piece of sterile gauze or a clean cloth over the entire wound
  • do not apply a tourniquet, and try to raise the bleeding body part above the level of the child's heart
  • press the wound steadily for 5 minutes with your palm, checking the wound or removing blood clots at the same time.If blood soaks through the gauze, do not remove it. Apply another gauze pad on top and continue applying pressure
Attention ! Immediate medical care comes first if any of the following conditions occur:
  • bleeding continues or begins again after 5 minutes of pressure, then you should apply pressure until help arrives.
  • dirt and debris remains stuck in the would after your water cleaning out
  • the wound is on the child's face or neck
  • the injury was caused by an animal or human bite, a burn, electrical injury, or puncture wound (e.g., a nail)
  • the cut is more than half an inch long or appears to be deep
We are sincerely grateful for Gracie's sharing story! We hope all the questions you raised and stories you shared could make a difference to those who are suffering from it.  All your kind sharing or questioning is welcomed.  Once again, HTQ is always available as long as you need us.
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