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Cuts and grazes


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If you have a cut or graze, you should try to stop any bleeding, clean the wound and cover it with a plaster or dressing.

Treatment for a cut or graze depends on how bad it is. You may need stitches, antibiotics or an injection to prevent tetanus.

Most cuts and grazes can be treated at home and will start to heal in a few days. But some wounds may need to be treated by a medical professional.

Page last reviewed: 06/06/2022
Next review due: 06/06/2025