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If you have a superficial wound, it is important to keep the wound clean. You should wash your hands to make sure they are clean before you attend to the wound.
You can attend to the wound by:
Avoid picking at or rubbing the wound as this can delay the healing. You can consider dressing the wound in gauze to protect it if the wound is larger.
Do look out for signs of infection such as
If they are present, you should see your doctor for further treatment.
Superficial wounds heal best in a clean moisture-controlled environment. The risk of infection in a superficial open skin wound can be minimized by the following strategies:
Most superficial wounds will heal well within 7-14 days with these strategies. Do see a doctor if pus starts to form or if the wound gets progressively tender and painful.