Even if the injury is minor, you should take it seriously. An injury that is neglected can lead to infections or something way more serious like tetanus, especially if the wound was caused by a rusty object. Something to look for as to when to see a medical professional - the wound is deep and leaves the skin exposed, the wound is from a bite, or if the wound is contaminated.
Before you visit a clinic or a doctor, here are some immediate steps that you can take: stem the flow of blood by applying pressure, clean the cut/wound, apply an antibiotic ointment and then if possible, cover the wound with a sterile bandage or gauze. If bleeding is excessive or if you're unable to staunch the bleeding, please call 911 immediately.
Cold infections are spread through the air and close personal contact. You can catch a cold at any time of the year. The best medicine is to rest and drink plenty of fluids. You can reduce your risk by washing your hands often, not touching your face, disinfecting surfaces, and staying away from people who are sick. Sound familiar? These are the same hygiene measures for preventing COVID-19.
So if you or someone hurts themselves you can trust us to provide the necessary care, take x-rays and stitch up the wound if required. So walk-in or book an online appointment, and we would love to help you get better.Book a Visit