The first aid steps in this video should do the trick for most minor cuts, but if your cut starts to swell, become painful, is hot to the touch, or turns a dark red color, call your doctor. You may have an infection that might need more serious treatment. Plus, here are more first aid myths to forget.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Emergency wound care.
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