Seek treatment from a physician if you experience any of the following:
Some minor cuts and lacerations can be treated at home. Others require treatment from a health care provider, especially if the wound is deep and bleeding cannot be stopped. Severe cuts and lacerations may require sutures or other treatments to close the wound. You may also need a tetanus shot to prevent bacterial infection if the injury involves a deep puncture wound.
For minor wounds, practice the following home care:
Contact a health care provider if:
Patient First treats many injuries at our urgent care centers including non-life threatening burns. You can visit any Patient First center from 8 a.m. to 8 pm, any day of the week – no appointment is needed
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