Cuts and scrapes are frequent occurrences. Bleeding makes a wound look worse, especially from a cut on the face or head. Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding and then assess the injury.
- If the cut is small, and the edges of the wound remain together, then wash the wound and apply an anitbiotic cream.
- If the wound is large and gaping, call the office.
Mouth injuries rarely need stitches unless they are very deep and the edges do not close. If the tongue has a laceration in which the edges do not lay together when the tongue is resting, then call the office.
If your child is on a regular immunization schedule, they will likely not need a Tetanus booster. If you are unsure or your child is behind on shots, please call the office.