A to Z: Open Wound, Earenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about ear wounds and how they're treated.ear wound in baby, ear wound in toddler, ear wound in preschooler, ear wound in elementary school, ear wound in teens, ears, ear injuries, cuts, lacerations, stitches, dictionary, glossary a to z, first aid, wounded, wounds, open wounds07/23/201204/10/201909/02/20191e3f92c5-1d36-4174-88ba-cb1fb2b8fa53https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-ear-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called:&nbsp;Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the ear means a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break in the skin. The wound may be minor and near the surface of the skin. Or the wound may be more serious, affecting deeper tissues of the ear, like cartilage, nerves, or vessels.</p> <h3>Details</h3> <p>Seek immediate medical attention if bleeding will not stop, a wound is more than an inch long, or appears to be deep or gaping. Doctors may need to close the wound with stitches, tape, or an adhesive glue.</p> <h3>Key Point</h3> <p>Treat minor wounds at home with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/">first aid</a>. Deep, large, and dirty wounds need more care. (A "dirty" wound is one that germs have gotten into.) After a wound is treated and bandaged, follow instructions carefully to prevent infection and minimize scarring.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Cuts, Scratches, and ScrapesMost small cuts, scrapes, or abrasions heal on their own. Here are tips for teens on how to treat cuts at home - and when to get medical help.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/cuts.html/8a67c334-f7b8-4aeb-ba0b-d40c0329c38a
Dealing With CutsFind out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/dd98d89c-e30e-4b99-8178-bb65cc8e9c3d
First Aid: CutsMost cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts - or any wounds that won't stop bleeding - need emergency medical treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cuts-sheet.html/e612779f-fd61-449d-947f-c96066443829
ScarsYou may be young, but you probably already have a scar or two. But why did you get them? How can you prevent them? Find out in this article written just for kids!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/scars.html/af15e2af-f0ec-4e6b-a725-0d6e1cf5cdac
StitchesMost kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/stitches.html/a5bc0381-8320-4e6f-b4ad-8dfbe9777daa
When Does a Cut Need Stitches?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/0112b539-9645-4f5a-bbe5-a880a751ac63
Wound Healing and CareHow well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it – as well as how well someone cares for the wound at home. Find out what to do in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/wounds.html/8698279b-71fb-496e-a138-9564f07e71f2
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