First Aid for Cuts

  • DO NOT EVER REMOVE or attempt to remove sharp or pointy objects stuck in the chest, stomach and eyes. In such cases, take the injured person to the nearest healthcare center as soon as possible.
  • If the cut area got dirty, rinse it with soapy water with the help of a clean cloth.
  • If there are foreign objects on the surface of the wound visible from the outside (stone, sand, glass etc.) remove them without touching the cut wound. Do not poke around or inside the wound thinking there may be invisible objects. Do not remove objects punctured in the flesh.
  • Do not apply hydrogen peroxide and tincture of iodine directly to the cut. However, you can apply tincture of iodine around the cut, without touching the cut.
  • Do not place any absorbent material, such as cotton or sponge, over the cut.
  • If the cut bleeds in a leaking form, raise it so that the bleeding area is higher than the heart level. Place a clean cloth over it and apply pressure. If the bleeding stops, tie it as is, without tightening too much.
  • If the bleeding does not stop despite the pressure applied over it, apply a tourniquet.
  • Request medical help.