Monday, 2 February 2009

What is the Quickest Way to Heal a Cut

What is the Quickest Way to Heal a Cut?
Those who are regulars readers will know that the only reason I am covering this seemingly bizarre subject is because the topic 'what is the quickest way to heal a cut' must be commonly searched for but not well catered for.
This is true but I accepted the challenge to see whether I could give good advice in rhyme, so here goes

The best way to clean a cut, scrape
Or puncture wound (such as from a nail)
Is under a running tap
Or with cool water from a pail

Use soap and a soft washcloth to clean the skin
But keep soap out of the wound. Any why?
Because soap can cause irritation.
Ever had some in your eye?

Bleeding helps clean out wounds.
So bleeding is good
It stops quickly although bleeding is longer on the face
Which is more rich in blood

To stop the bleeding, apply firm
But gentle pressure, at the cause
With a clean cloth or tissue
Or a piece of gauze.

If the blood soaks through the gauze or cloth
Don't take it off.
Just apply more pressure
And add another cloth on top

If your wound is on an arm or leg,
Raising it above your heart
Will help slow the bleeding
Right from the start.

If the wound needs covering
Use gauze and tape, Band-Aid or stall
If the wound won’t get dirty or be rubbed by clothing
It’ll heal quicker if not covered at all

Antibiotic ointments help healing
By keeping out infection and keeping the wound clean .
A bandage does pretty much the same thing
Without needing antibiotic cream

Cuts to the skin are rarely painful
Though lots of blood may make you feel sick
But if you follow the advice just given
Complete healing will be quick

If you want a second opinion follow this link

This 'What is the Quickest Way to Heal a Cut' poem is copyright Jon Bratton 2009

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