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How To Treat a Child's Cut, Scrape, or Bruise

Watch more Children's Health & Safety videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/423-Childrens-Health-and-Safety Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Treat a child's cut, scrape, or bruise with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Apply cold pack Apply a cold pack to a bruise for 20 minutes to stop internal bleeding. Step 2: Elevate the area Elevate the bruised area for 15 minutes. Contact a doctor after 24 hours if the bruise does not get better. Tip Seek medical attention if the bruised area becomes swollen. Step 3: Apply pressure Apply direct pressure to cuts and scrapes for 10 minutes to stop the bleeding. Step 4: Clean the wound Clean the wound with soap and water. Step 5: Use a washcloth to gently scrub away dirt. Tip Cut off loose pieces of skin with sterilized scissors. Step 6: Apply antibacterial cream or spray to prevent infection. Step 7: Cover the wound with a band-aid or sterile gauze. Contact your doctor if the cut or scrape looks infected, or does not heal within 10 days. Did You Know? blood vessels under the skin rupture.
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