The kitchen knife slipped

Prima (UK) - - Best Of Health -

While sharp knives are es­sen­tial in the kitchen, it’s easy to be­come dis­tracted with all the fes­tiv­i­ties go­ing on around you as you’re pre­par­ing food and end up cut­ting your­self. Gently cleanse any cut un­der cold, run­ning wa­ter. Ap­ply a plas­ter that both pro­tects the wound and keeps it moist, and helps new skin cells grow into the area, so heal­ing is quicker. It will also mean less of a scar than if a wound is left ex­posed to the air. Seek med­i­cal ad­vice if:

the wound is deep, very dirty or ragged bleeding is pro­fuse or you can­not stop the bleeding your tetanus vac­ci­na­tion is not up to date

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