Bleeding Cuts and Wounds
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It would be impossible to find a single person in the world who did not have some sort of bleeding cuts and wounds as a child, or even after growing up. Especially for the children, this much more frequent due to their lack of consciousness. When they learn to walk and climb, they are prone to danger in all their adventurous endeavors. As a result bleeding cuts and wounds become a daily drama.

As the child grows up and starts exploring the world around him, he faces more danger of accidents that can cause bleeding. This can range from minor scratches on the skin to serious bleeding that can lead to fatal consequences too.

This cuts and wounds have much more serious consequences nowadays due to the increased risk of AIDS, that comes through blood.

When there is a small cut in the skin, dark red blood may ooze out from small cuts on the skin, but in case of larger cuts, blood might pour out profusely leading to a lot of blood loss. The blood appears to be bright red in color if an artery is damaged, and might spurt in pulses from the wound. Sometimes if glasses are involved in cuts, they can be seen in the cut, and in case of major accidents, broken pieces of bones can also be noticed. The later two cases are particularly more painful.

Bleeding Cuts and Wounds Causes

The most general causes for bleeding cuts and wound are as follows:

Falls

Accidents

Sharp objects like blades, knives, etc

Bleeding Cuts and Wounds Symptoms

When some sort of accident occurs, bleeding follows. Some of the generally observed symptoms of bleeding cuts and wounds are as follows:

The skin is torn

Dark red blood oozes out

This blood flow is quicker in case of larger cuts

Blood is bright red if any artery is damaged

Pieces of broken glasses can be seen in the cut

Broken pieces of bones can be seen inside the wound

Treatment of Bleeding Cuts And Wounds

The measures that can be taken to treat bleeding cuts and wounds are

Minor cuts and wounds:

Mostly the bleeding stops on its own in case of minor cuts

Gentle pressure on the wound also stops bleeding

A clean dry pad or plaster can help to prevent infections in the wound.

Major cuts and wounds:

The affected part of the body to be raised to stop further bleeding

A clean pad or fabric to be applied to put pressure on the wound to stop bleeding

Tape the place with plaster

Do not try to remove foreign bodies

Call an ambulance if the bleeding doesn’t stop

Lie the child down and raise their feet on a couple of pillows if the child has lost a lot of blood. Until the ambulance arrives, use a blanket to keep them warm. If cases (CASE) of repeated bleeding is seen in the child without major wounds or cuts, medical advice should be sought as this might be a case of Hemophilia or Von Willebrand's disease. Though this disease is very rare, still it might occur in families without any past history of such diseases.

Precautions for Bleeding Cuts and Wounds

The precaution to be taken to prevent the bleeding cuts and wounds from occurring, and also to prevent further complications are as follows:

Keep an eye on the child, specially when it starts walking

Keep all sharp objects out of the child’s reach

Keep a first aid box ready within the reach

Do not try to disturb the wound too much if the cut is large

Use clean equipments for first aid

Always wash your hands before and after treating a patient

Use disposable equipments to avoid complications like AIDS, etc

Call the doctor or the ambulance if bleeding persists.

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#1 - yellow - 10/16/2011 - 08:32
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#2 - riya - 01/20/2012 - 04:02
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