Summer Ailments

Wounds and Cuts

by Juliette Amadis Friday 12 July 2013

Wounds and cuts
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Wounds and cuts are the most frequent summer injuries created by the tiny sharp shells in the sand or caused by the sports activities you practise such as biking or hiking. Depending on the degree of importance of the injury, here are a few hints to help your injuries heal faster.

First, clean the wound with water using a little soap and rinse well. Then dry it with a sterile pad and disinfect with antiseptic. You can put a compress or a bandage on the wound to stop the bleeding.

Even if perfectly cleaned, all wounds remain filled with bacteria. So keep an eye on it and if signs of infection occur, consult a doctor or pharmacist.

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