Cuts, Scrapes, and Puncture Wounds Directory
When you get a minor cut, scrape, or other wound, it can be troubling. It is important to clean the area and stop bleeding. In some cases, medical evaluation or treatment will be needed. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about risks of cuts, scrapes, and wounds, how to treat them, when to seek medical attention, and much more.
Puncture Wound Treatment
A puncture wound is caused by an object piercing the skin and creating a small hole. Some punctures are just on the surface. Others can be very deep, depending on ...
How Should I Clean a Wound?
If you have a cut, scrape, burn, or other wound, you must clean it to prevent infection. Here’s how to do it in five, easy steps.
First Aid Tips for Minor Injuries
Learn what first aid supplies you need and the steps to take to treat minor injuries quickly and calmly.
Preventing 5 Common Home Injuries
WebMD offers tips for preventing five common causes of home injuries and deaths: falls, choking and suffocation, burns, poisoning, and knife accidents.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 8 Essential on-the-Go First Aid Kit Items
See which first aid items to pack in your purse or car. WebMD shows you the basics to treat minor scrapes, cuts, and stings when you’re on the go.
Slideshow: Wound Care Dos and Don'ts
See the right and wrong ways to care for scrapes, cuts, and burns. From how to clean wounds to covering them -- learn helpful hints now.
Slideshow: Caring for Wounds
Ouch! Got a scrape or cut? These quick home-care first aid tips will help you get on the road to healing.
Slideshow: Bandaging Injuries From Head to Toe
Learn the best way to cover or wrap a scrape, cut, sprain, blister, or burn. WebMD shows you which first aid bandages will stay put for hard-to-cover injuries.