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Treating a Minor Bruise

You can't stop a bruise, but if you act quickly there's a lot you can do to help it fade faster. Here are some tips for treating minor bruising. A bruise is an area of discoloration that develops when tiny vessels under the skin...

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Hemorrhage Types and Treatment

Learn more about hemorrhages, how they're categorized, how they're treated, and when bleeding is a medical emergency. Technically, hemorrhage (or haemorrhage) means bleeding, of any amount. LightFieldStudios / Getty ImagesIn the medical...

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First Aid Treatment for a Puncture Wound

Puncture wounds can be serious depending on depth and location. Learn about first aid steps to take, how to control bleeding, and when to call 911. How do you best treat a puncture wound and how do these differ from lacerations and other types of...

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How to Safely Remove a Splinter

Some splinters will work their way out without removal. But to avoid an infected splinter, learn how to remove one safely and when to see the doctor. A splinter is a tiny impaled object that can be removed at home without ever seeing a doctor....

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Can You Use Super Glue to Heal Cuts and Scrapes?

Learn how and why super glue is being used on minor cuts and scrapes and how it works to help heal the skin, which includes stopping initial bleeding. You've likely used Super Glue to repair broken ceramics, mount wooden frames, or stop runs in...

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The Best Treatment Tips for a Black Eye

A black eye is not uncommon. Even a minor impact to the face can result in a large, angry-looking shiner. Learn how to correctly treat the bruise. A black eye is common after an injury to the face or the head. Even a minor impact to the face can...

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Is It Pressure or Is It Gauze That Stops Bleeding?

Can you stop bleeding with just your hands or do you need gauze? Learn the better way to stop bleeding. You can stop bleeding with just your hands, but it's significantly easier and better for the patient if you have gauze, too.Getting blood to stop...

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What Is a Hematoma?

A hematoma is a pooling of blood from ruptured vessels. It can cause a superficial bruise or something as serious as a life-threatening brain injury. A hematoma is an abnormal pooling of blood that results from a broken or ruptured blood vessel....

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Do I Need Stitches for This Wound?

Some open wounds will benefit from stitches while others may not. Learn the difference before you head to the emergency room. If you've had an injury, you may wonder whether it's going to require stitches. This will depend on the type of wound,...

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An Overview of Rug Burns

Rug burns are friction burns that come from fibrous sources like rugs and carpets. They are treated like other burns and are usually not serious. Rug burn refers to an injury that describes scraping off layers of skin. A more correct term would be...

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