how to cure an cut in the face, near eye?

While a minor cut isn"t much to fret about, it is a slightly delicate matter when the abrasion is located on one"s face. On one hand, if the cut appears to be deep, you should get it checked by a doctor. You might need stitches. Since a cut near your eye is highly visible, you might want to get it properly dressed by your health care practitioner. This is an issue you will want to address immediately since you wouldn"t want to take any chances with infections. He might suggest a tetanus shot. The bleeding ought to cease with the application of pressure. The wound as well as the surrounding area has to be cleansed. Use water and soap. The water should be cool while the soap should be mild. Some people recommend sprinkling turmeric on your abrasion to help with the bleeding. You might not even require any sort of bandage. However, you might want to consider getting one to keep out dirt and the possibility of an irritation. You can avail of a number of antibiotic ointments in the market today. However, if you find that your wound itches or that you have developed a rash, discontinue the ointment as this could be an allergic reaction.

There are a number of things you can try while at home which will help you speed along the healing process. Try to increase your dietary intake of Vitamin C. This is because this particular vitamin reinforces collagen. This tissue is what binds your body"s skin cells. Rosemary is good as it"s a well known antiseptic. Protein is another thing you will want to have in plenty. Non-vegetarians always have the option of various meats and fish. For vegetarians, tofu is a good alternative. Different grains as well as beans are also good sources. Proteins aren"t called the building blocks of our bodies for no reason. When dealing with cuts, aloe vera has been known to help. Zinc is also beneficial for healing the skin"s bruises. Remember that it is probably better to take it in its tablet form. Be wary of the slightest hint of infection. You should be very careful when dressing the cut. Don"t let any of the medicines or effluents come near your eyes. You should also take care to avoid touching your eyes with any remnants on your fingers. Your skin will mend more quickly if you attend to your cut without delay.

answered by G M

A cut on the face, especially one close to the eye requires immediate attention. First aid should be given as soon as possible, and if necessary, medical treatment should be sought. Note that if the cut is on the eyelid itself, it should be immediately shown to a health care professional. Do not directly touch the eyeball in any scenario.

Minor cuts can be treated at home and do not necessarily need to be professionally addressed. However, it is advisable to check for infections and be protected against them through vaccinations like tetanus. These are some of the measures you yourself can follow to treat a minor cut:

  • Be sure to wash your hands before attempting to touch the wound.
  • Use medical gloves if available. Use your bare hands only if that is the last resort.
  • Washing the wound will remove as much dirt, debris, and bacteria as possible, this will reduce the risk for infection.
  • Trying using a water sprayer to wash of dirt from the wound making sure you apply only gentle pressure.
  • Apply cold water to the wound for five to ten minutes.
  • Repeat the procedure if some dirt or debris still remain.
  • Apply gentle direct pressure to the wound if it begins to bleed.
  • Use a sterile bandage or cloth to soak up blood if any.

Major cuts may need stitches and antibiotic treatment and should be professionally addressed as soon as possible. If you are going to see a health professional immediately, the wound can be cleaned and treated at the medical facility. However if professional help is not immediately available a few steps can help in protecting you against infections.

  • Stop bleeding immediately by applying direct pressure to the wound.
  • The wound should be cleaned using cleaned tweezers to pick out large pieces of dirt or other debris from the wound. It is important to thoroughly clean out the wound as any dirt left behind may result in an infection
  • Soap may be used to clean out the wound; however care should be taken not to let soap products into the eye.
  • A temporary bandage may be applied to seal the wound from dirt. This bandage is meant to protect the wound only till it is shown to a health care professional.

The cut may leave a scar as it heals. Minor cuts do not usually scar, though sometimes they tend to. Many over the counter products are now readily available to help reduce scarring.

answered by G M

Remedies for injuries

When you injure yourself, you must first work at staunching or stopping the bleeding. The fastest way to achieve this is to apply pressure on the wound directly. Place a clean cloth that will absorb the blood over the wound and apply pressure on it. Once the bleeding has stopped, you should clean the wound to avoid bacterial infection and lessen the chances of discoloration. Use soap or plain water to clean the wound. You can also disinfect the wound by using a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide. You also can use honey as a natural anti-bacterial ointment. Use a clean, blunt knife or your fingers to spread the honey over the cleaned wound.

You should also avoid covering the wound immediately because allowing it to breathe will hasten the formation of a scab which is your body's natural way of covering the wound. It is important to remember that if a cut has been caused due to rusty metal, you should speak to your doctor about getting tetanus injection, especially if it has been at least five years since your last one. When these injuries are near the eyes, you must exercise some more caution than usual because if the wound is not treated correctly or promptly, you might just lose eyesight in the affected eye. Seek medical attention and advice at the earliest.

answered by G M

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