How to Deal with cuts and Lacerations
Call 911 after a cut or laceration if blood is spurting out or if the blood can’t be stopped after applying firm and steady pressure for over 10 minutes.
For any other type of cut or laceration, stop by A&C Urgent Care in Anaheim for treatment. Whether you need stitches or treatment to reduce potential infection, our clinic is equipped to offer quick procedures.
IF you have a minor laceration, you can take these steps before calling or coming in:
- Apply pressure with a clean cloth to stop the bleeding.
- Wash the cut with mild soap and water.
- Put antibacterial ointment to reduce the chance for infection and apply a bandage.
Often, minor laceration can be closed. There are a few methods that a doctor can use. The most common techniques include suture and skin strip (butterfly). When coming into A&C Urgent Care, we want you to feel that you are well taken care of. The provider will look at the injury and decide which procedure will help you heal correctly. He will clean and numb the area. After the numbing medication starts spreading, the doctor will start the procedure. After the procedure, a medical assistant will come and clean the area and dress up the wound with the correct dressing. The doctor will make sure it looks good and it is covered correctly.
Here at A&C Urgent Care, our goal is to provide information for the overall health and longevity of our patients and our community. Preventing disease is as important for us as being there for you when you need medical care. Please visit the rest of our website to familiarize yourself with our services; you never know when you might need urgent care.