What if the bandage I am using to apply pressure soaks through? Should I remove it and get a new one?
- Minor cuts or lacerations should be cleaned thoroughly with soap and water and kept clean and dry. Keeping it bandaged during the day may be helpful with young children. Deeper lacerations requiring stitches are referred to the emergency room for repair. Minor cuts that seem to be getting worse after 1-2 days with redness, warmth, tenderness or drainage from site need to be seen and treated for possible secondary infection after 1 -2 days.