(217) 258-2525
Health Library Explorer
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A-Z Listings Contact Us
Adult Health Library
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Topic IndexLibrary Index
Click a letter to see a list of conditions beginning with that letter.
Click 'Topic Index' to return to the index for the current topic.
Click 'Library Index' to return to the listing of all topics.

How Are Your Wound Smarts?

Find out how much you know about taking care of wounds.

1. The first thing you should do when you get a wound is wash it with soap and water and then bandage it.
2. For minor burns, bandages need to be changed every day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
3. A cut generally heals most quickly when exposed to air.
4. When blood from a deep cut soaks through the bandage, you should take off the soaked bandage and put on a clean one.
5. Using ice on a burn can soothe it.
6. Don't remove a large piece of glass or metal from a wound without professional help.
7. Signs of an infected wound include swelling, redness, throbbing, pus, and fever.
Online Medical Reviewer: Perez, Eric, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2019
Powered by StayWell
About Us