Wounds requiring special attention
Wounds requiring special attention
мая 06, 2023

The long-awaited summer is coming, with it comes warmth. Many people go to nature and go to dachas. At the same time, the risk of injury increases. In the warm season, people are more likely to have various injuries.

Less often, vacationers receive serious wounds that are dangerous to life and health. Let's look at what injuries occur in nature, what to do with them. Let's find out when to seek medical help.

Which wounds require special attention

Many people know what to do with small cuts and wounds. They are washed with antiseptics, blood is stopped and sealed with a plaster. But often a person gets seriously injured in nature. In these conditions, it can be quite difficult to quickly seek medical help.

Often incorrect actions in providing first aid after an injury negatively affect subsequent treatment. Special attention is required when:

  • The wound was inflicted by a dirty object or having a rusty surface. Especially careful should be those people who have not been vaccinated against tetanus infection for the past five years.
  • Any animal has been bitten, not just a dog. Foxes, hedgehogs, rodents bite people. All of them are carriers of rabies. In this situation, only timely access to a doctor will save the victim.
  • Cuts or lacerations were received, the depth or length of which exceeds one and a half centimeters.
  • There are signs of inflammation near the wound, and it does not heal well.
  • The bleeding has a pulsating character. It is not possible to stop the blood for more than twenty minutes.
  • Deep wounds are located on the head, face or neck.
  • After the injury, a high temperature rose and lasts for more than one day. It is accompanied by dizziness and nausea.
  • Several wounds were received at once.

It is necessary to consult a doctor when a young child is injured.

What should I do before going to the doctor

With a cut wound, if it is deep, first you need to stop the bleeding. A pressure bandage should be applied to the wound, and then urgently consult a doctor. The tourniquet is applied for no more than half an hour. If the cut is shallow, the wound should be treated and bandaged.

Outside the city, people are often attacked by dogs. When she bites, you need to stop the blood and rinse the wound abundantly with clean water. It is important to handle even a small damage. To do this, hydrogen peroxide or a solution of potassium permanganate is used. Then the edges of the wound are treated with zelenka or iodine. The injury is not tightly bandaged and the victim is taken to the emergency room.

With a stab wound, there may not be much bleeding. But it is necessary to consult a doctor, since it is necessary to introduce a tetanus vaccine, and also make sure that internal organs and large vessels are not damaged.

In case of lacerations, bleeding is first stopped, and then the damage site is washed with antiseptic solutions. There is no need to pour alcohol on the wound. If the blood does not stop, it is necessary to perform a tamponade with a gauze napkin and take the victim to the hospital.

To quickly stop the bleeding, you need to apply hemostatic napkin "EversLife-Hemo". It will protect the tissues from the penetration of pathogenic microflora and relieve pain.

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