Health Tip: When to Seek Medical Attention For a Cut

By on May 7, 2019

Cuts are openings in the skin and can be deep, smooth or jagged. Minor cuts may be treated at home, says MedlinePlus. However, in some instances you should contact a medical professional.

Call 911 if:

  • Bleeding is severe or cannot be stopped.
  • The person cannot feel the injured area.
  • The person is seriously injured.

Call your doctor if:

  • The wound is large or deep.
  • The person has been bitten by a person or animal.
  • The cut was caused by a rusty object.
  • The wound shows signs of infection.

Source: HealthDay

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