From a simple scrape to a serious gash, there’s a lot to know about cleaning cuts properly. Following the correct steps is an important part of infection prevention. Dr. Chris Sulowski, deputy chief in the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) at McMaster Children’s Hospital shares the right way to clean a cut in this week’s Health Tip Tuesday.
Make sure you watch to the end of the video to learn when a visit to the ED is in order!
If the wound:
- begins to look infected or give pus
- becomes painful or hot
- is coming apart
- OR triggers a fever
then you should go to the doctor!