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How to deal with a scalp laceration on a child?
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In brief: How deep?
First apply pressure to stop the bleeding and see how deep it is, if it is not deep, cleanse with running water to get any debris out if you can see layers of tissue under the skin of the laceration you may need stitches or staples to help it heal.

In brief: How deep?
First apply pressure to stop the bleeding and see how deep it is, if it is not deep, cleanse with running water to get any debris out if you can see layers of tissue under the skin of the laceration you may need stitches or staples to help it heal.
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