As children grow older, they will often hurt themselves while playing and exploring. There are some simple first aid techniques you can use if your child becomes injured.
Grazes, cuts and bruises can be very painful, so starting with a cuddle and a calm voice can help to comfort a child.
If your child is bleeding:
Cleaning wounds such as grazes and cuts helps to stop infections. Many wounds contain dirt and small stones, which can cause infection.
Wounds can become infected easily and the infection can spread around the wound, and sometimes to the whole body. See a doctor if you think a wound is infected.
What to do if the cut, scratch or graze gets worse. Go to the doctor if any of these things happen:
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