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What is the treatment for leg cut?
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Cover it
Most superficial left cuts can be treated with a thorough rinse with clean water , a mild soap, and an sterile bandage cover. Deeper cots may require cleaning with peroxide, then clean water, a mild anticeptic, and sterile bandage.
For any cut wher fat or muscle tissue is exposed; seek medical attention if possible as a tetanus injection may be advisable.

In brief: Cover it
Most superficial left cuts can be treated with a thorough rinse with clean water , a mild soap, and an sterile bandage cover. Deeper cots may require cleaning with peroxide, then clean water, a mild anticeptic, and sterile bandage.
For any cut wher fat or muscle tissue is exposed; seek medical attention if possible as a tetanus injection may be advisable.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Wound Care
Avoid peroxide - it damages tissue.
Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't >

In brief: Wound Care
Avoid peroxide - it damages tissue.
Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
had one in last 10 years, don't know when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been more than 5 years since last shot. May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711
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