Cuts and Bleeding

Small: Wash with clean, cold water and soap. Apply an antiseptic cream (e.g. Bacitracin or Neosporin).  Then cover with a sterile gauze dressing.

Large: Apply pressure.  Press firmly until bleeding stops.  If an extremity, raise the bleeding part higher than the rest of the body.  When bleeding stops follow small cut instructions.

Call office if…

  1. Bleeding does not stop in 10 minutes.
  2. You think the cut might/will need stitches.

Note: If either occurs, Do NOT use iodine or other antiseptic before talking to a physician.