Many kids get a cut from falls or using sharp objects like scissors. Some cuts can be safely treated at home. Large, gaping, and deeper cuts — or any wounds that won't stop bleeding — need medical treatment.
If the cut is severe and you can't get your child to a hospital right away or must wait for an ambulance, begin this treatment:
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014
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