For people who are having trouble curing scratches and cuts.
Are you trying to disinfect it everyday? Or are you trying to keep the wound dry? These methods are ones of the past, and actually turn out to have a reverse effect.
In this article we will introduce how to quickly cure scratches and cuts, and also proper first aid methods.
The proper way to do first aid and cure scratches and cuts
- Past methods that actually make scratches even worse
- Why you shouldn’t disinfect
- 3 steps to quickly cure scratches and cuts
- Don’t forget the feeling of “I’m sorry”
Past methods that actually make scratches even worse
As there are many times when common sense of the past turns out to be ridiculous in many fields of mankind, it goes the same concerning curing scratches and cuts.
I myself grew up in the 80’s, so I believed that for cuts and scratches, it is best to disinfect the wound (while taking the stinging pain), press a gauze down on it so it dries quickly, put a band-aid over it, make a scab, and wait for it to naturally come off.
But it turns out that all of this just makes the wound even worse!!
These days, it is said that not disinfecting it, and not drying it is better for the wound.
Even when under surgery the wound is not disinfected, and the wound is covered only by plastic wrap.
What has created this change?
Why you shouldn’t disinfect
By disinfecting the wound, although it may kill dangerous bacteria that comes from outside, at the same time it also kills blood platelets that gather to stop the blood from bleeding, and white blood cells that attack unwanted bacteria.
Therefore, it is best to not disinfect the wound, and just clean it with water.
Although you may feel that the wound is festering as it becomes wet, making you want to disinfect it, the opposite is actually occurring. The wet substance is cell culture liquid, which cures the wound.
The cell culture liquid goes over the wound, and cures it while creating a moist environment, so it is better not to dry the wound.
Things you should not do when curing a wound
- Disinfect the wound
- Dry the wound
- Apply gauze directly to the wound
- Apply cream substances directly to the wound
3 steps to quickly cure scratches and cuts
1. Raise your wounded hand straight up and sightly shake it to stop the blood
Do this before you wash the wound.
If the wound is shallow, the blood will stop in two to five minutes.
Although you may feel that you want to take away the dirt on it, by raising your hand and slightly shaking your arm your blood circulates, preventing any sort of infection.
If you wash the wound first, your body may get confused, causing more blood to flow out. It is safe to wash the wound after the blood has stopped.
Therefore, it is important to first raise your hand up and shake it and stop the bleeding. If it is bleeding a lot, shake the hand while pressing the wound with a tissue.
If you lower your hand and no more blood is flowing out, your first step is done. If the blood starts coming out again, repeat the procedure.
If the wound is deep a clear liquid will start to come out. If so, shake your hand until the clear liquid becomes a jelly substance. If you become tired and have to rest, try to keep your hand above your heart.
If the wound is even more deep, keep your hand above your heart, wrap tape or plastic wrap around the wound, and shake it.
2. Rinse it with water
After the blood stops, rinse it with water, not disinfection liquid.
3. Wrap it with plastic wrap
Wrap the wound with plastic wrap we commonly use in the kitchen. After that, wash the wound and change plastic wrap every day. It is OK to take a shower and wet it.
Recently, band-aids that create the same effects as this are sold also. I’ve used these myself, and find them very effective.
And obviously, do not disinfect the wound while using these band-aids.
Don’t forget the feeling of “I’m sorry”
It is widely said that the immune system of a human being changes drastically according to the feelings of the person.
- “I’m sorry that I hurt you”
- “Sorry that I haven’t taken care of you lately”
- “Sorry for not noticing all the things that you have done for me”
For people who have sadly gotten hurt, or the kind people who help out to cure it, having this feeling of gratitude and regret towards your wound will probably raise your immunity. We at WBJ believe this.
If you happen to cut your hand, raise you hand above your heart to stop the blood. Remember this tip, it will definitely help you in an emergency. This method also is the same with your legs; raise them above your heart if you injure them. Of course, it is most important to go to the hospital as quickly as you can in case of a severe injury. Think of these tips as an effective first aid method. This method may be good to teach to children who get hurt a lot, and may be good to practice.
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