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A wound is an injury that causes either an internal or external break in body tissue. An open wound (as in a knife cut) is a break in the skin or mucous membrane.

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Symptoms

Wounds may cause the following symptoms:

  • bleeding
  • heat
  • pain
  • redness
  • swelling

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Causes

 

A pin, nail or any sharp object with a penetrating point can cause a puncture.

When skin gets rubbed against any rough surface like a pavement, blood vessels maybe ruptured and blood oozes out, though the outer skin layer may not be completely broken.

Sharp instruments with a smooth edge probably razor, blade, broken glass or a knife can cause a cut. Bleeding maybe profuse and nerves, muscles and tendons maybe damaged if the cut is deep.

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Honey placed on the wound acts as a barrier to protect the wound from the outside world, preventing infection. It seems weird at first thought, since honey sticks to everything it touches, but when you watch the thick honey congeal on your wound, you'll see that it may catch dirt on the surface but there's no way that dirt is going to penetrate in to your body. Honey can heal wounds not only by acting as a protective barrier from disease but also has properties which dull the pain. Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory. And it'll keep your wounds moist enough not to hurt while they are healing but it won't prevent the healing process from occurring. You can use honey to heal wounds simply by rubbing it on to the wound (after cleaning it out with water of course). Or you can use it in addition to other wound remedies; placing it on the wound and then covering the wound with a bandage.

Apple cider vinegar is the most commonly used healing vinegar. Vinegar also helps to heal wounds by preventing the spread of bacteria. It may speed up the healing process and it also reduces the itchiness that comes along when a wound is healing.

Use a clean cloth and press down for 10 minutes to stop bleeding. If bleeding continues and cloth has become wet, apply another cloth on top of the earlier one with more pressure. Then elevate the wound above heart level to slow blood flow. However if sharp objects like nail or needle have punctured wounds then encourage bleeding as a part of cleansing.

Cleanse the wound and keep it clean to avoid infection. If scraped skin has dirt particles adhering, remove them with tweezers that are washed and dipped in alcohol.

Licking the wound is beneficial, because saliva acts as a disinfectant (kills bacteria) and promotes healing.

To protect the wound from further injury and to keep the wound clean, adhesive bandage can be used. But it has to be changed frequently.

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Cayenne pepper For internal bleeding take one tablespoon of cayenne in a cup of water to stop the bleeding. Cayenne can also be placed directly on an external cut to stop bleeding. You may completely pack the wound if you have enough pepper. Black pepper may be used instead if cayenne is not available. This remedy does not sting like you might imagine and is very important for emergencies.

Tea tree oil Derived from the leaves of the native Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree, tea tree oil contains antiseptic compounds that make it a powerful disinfectant. Use a 10% solution (about 1½ tablespoons to a cup of warm water) to rinse and cleanse wounds.

Aloe vera: Medicinal Parts: The gel from the leaves, and the yellow juice extracted from the leaves' inner skin. Excellent first aid treatment of burns, especially if the area had been flushed with cold water immediately after the burn occurred. Also used for wounds, scalds, scrapes, and sunburn. May help prevent infection in injured skin. Preparation: Split a lower leaf from the plant and apply directly to the injury. Aloe gel is also available in bottles at many drug stores (chemist's). Cautions: Do not take internally. Consult a physician if wounds/burns do not heal significantly within two weeks.

Calendula: In addition to treating minor cuts and abrasions, the salve is great for chapped lips and diaper rash. Calendula salve, for example, is a useful and versatile product to keep in the first-aid kit or home medicine chest. Do not apply any fat-based ointments, including calendula salve, to wounds that are oozing or weeping. Cautions:Calendula should not be taken internally during pregnancy.

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Be carefull at all times. Slipping and falling can be very harmfull. When on the move keep your mind on your surroundings and don't rush or hurry. Patience is a virtue.

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