If you find yourself with an accidental cut or tear in the tissue in the skin, you may be need of urgent laceration repair to help with the healing process. Here at Ultra Med Urgent Care, we are equipped to repair these injuries quickly and effectively. Depending on the extent of your injury, the method used to close the would differ.
First, if your cut appears shallow and is relatively small with little to no bleeding, you most likely do not need medical attention. In this situation, a bandage and antibiotic ointment will be enough to effectively treat the wound.
Minor Cuts and Scrapes that occur can often times be treated at home. To stop any bleeding, start with applying pressure with a clean cloth or gauze. if bleeding persists, continue with more pressure and add more cloth. If you can elevate the cut this will help slow blood flow to the area and subsequently slow bleeding. Once bleeding stops, apply an antibiotic cream or an antiseptic and bandage the wound. If symptoms worsen, contact Ultra Med Urgent Care or come n and seek medical attention.
At Ultra Med Urgent Care, we may use the following methods to treat a variety of wounds.
After seeking medical attention for your laceration, it is important to care for your wound after arriving home. It is essential that you keep your wound clean and dry and follow the directions of the physician.
Patients in the Skokie, Evanston, Illinois areas who are in need of laceration repair can contact Ultra Med Urgent Care today for quick and comprehensive care.
Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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