People suffering wounds from accidents or untoward incidents such as cuts and scratches would need the immediate precautionary measures to avoid infection and to stop excessive bleeding. Applying pressure to avoid loss of excessive blood from coming out is the best way to address such injuries. It is also important to ensure that the open wounds would not solicit further infection that can be tetanus if not addressed properly.
The after affects of bleeding wounds that are not given immediate attention can lead to as far as leading to fever and further complicating illnesses. In some cases, they may even go to the extent of endangering lives since tetanus diseases can spread and may not have enough time to be treated.
Wounds can bring more than just bleeding. It can go as far as becoming complicated especially if the bleeding area is not protected properly from infection. The common belief that after a wound opens and that applying known medicine and antibiotics to help is normal, but if the timing is not correct, it may be a useless resort for most people.
[tags]wounds, tetanus, first aid, bruise, injury[/tags]
Originally posted on March 10, 2007 @ 4:42 pm