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Treat a Small Cut Naturally

Get Rid of a Small Cut Naturally

Everyone will have to deal with a minor bleeding cut at some point in their life, whether its an accidental kitchen injury or a paper cut at work or school. You should move quickly to clean and protect a cut in order to avoid infection. Cuts can easily become infected because the bacteria from our environment is being given a chance to enter our bodies through the blood stream exposed by a cut. This can lead a minor cut to becoming a painful and dangerous sore.

When we get a cut it fills with serum and becomes a deep red color signifying that blood is rushing to the area carrying white blood cells to help fight off any infectious invaders. It should quickly form a light scab not long after that and later will form a harder more protective scab that acts as a natural bandage. It is important to never pick the scab. It will naturally fall off once the wound is healed.

How do I prevent infection from a Small Cut?

  • Stop the bleeding and determine if the cut needs stitches.
  • Wash the cut thoroughly with soap and water to remove any debris and bacteria. If the wound is especially dirty use some hydrogen peroxide.
  • Line the wound up and close it with a bandage. If a wound is more than 1/4 inches wide or is too jagged to join together seek medical attention – you will need stitches.
  • Keep it clean and covered.
  • Don’t let it dry out; at night rinse it then cover with petroleum jelly to keep it from drying out.
  • Don’t pick at scabs that form.
  • Protect it from sunlight which can dry it and slow the healing process.

What are the symptoms of a Small Cut?

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Problems with function and feeling

How Do I get rid of a Small Cut?

  • Make a garlic and wine emulsion with 3 cloves garlic and a cup of wine. Blend in a blender then let steep for two or three hours. Strain and use to clean your cut daily. Stop if the cut becomes irritated. Garlic is an excellent antibacterial agent and will help keep the cut clean.
  • Apply some honey to a gauze pad and place on the wound. Honey dehydrates bacteria leaving any wound clean and free of infection.
  • A mixture of vinegar in water helps to soak off scabs and kill bacteria.
  • Onion, honey and apple mixed in a blender and applied to a wound will heal, remove bacteria and soothe. Apply to a cut three times a day leaving on the skin for no longer than an hour.
  • Crush some plantain leaves and apply them to the cut. It will clean and help to heal.
  • Aloe from an aloe vera plant helps to soothe and heal wounds such as small cuts.
  • Use an emulsion of oils such as echinacea, tea tree, calendula or lavender. They are natural antiseptics and help to promote healing.
  • Boost your intake of vitamin A which helps to form scar tissue, B1 which helps to boost collagen synthesis, B5 which helps boost the healing process and vitamin C which does all these. Vitamin E and zinc also help boost healing.
  • Up your intake of protein by 20-50%. It helps to boost immune cell production and mend wounds such as cuts and even surgery incisions.
  • St. John’s wort can help alleviate pain at the site of injuries on nerve rich areas.
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