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Got a cut while chopping vegetables in a hurry?
Your kid fell off a sofa or cycle and got a wound?
Was getting ready for office but got nicked while shaving?
These are few everyday wounds that most of us have experienced. More often than not, many of us end up using a home remedy like applying turmeric powder to the wound to stop bleeding. However, this is not a right practice because even though turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, the wound needs proper cleaning and care to avoid risk of infection. So if you are wondering what is the right way to treat a wound or scrape at home, follow the advice of our expert Dr Akshay Challani, Critical Care Specialist and Physician, Akshjyot Clinic, Navi Mumbai.
Here is a step by step guide on how to treat a wound at home
When should you consult a doctor?
According to Dr Akshay Challani, you should consult a doctor if the wound is too deep and is not healing even after 3- 4 days. There is no need to visit a doctor if you have small cuts or bruises and the wound has started to heal. However, if you have fever, redness around the area, swelling or pus formation, then consult a doctor immediately as these are signs of an infection. Also, read about the factors that make your wounds heal slowly.
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