A to Z: Open Wound, Forearmenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about forearm wounds and how they're treated.forearm wound in baby, forearm wound in toddler, forearm wound in preschooler, forearm wound in gradeschooler, forearm wound in teen, wounds, cuts, stitches, fore arm, forearm, fore arms, forearms, arms, wound on arm, cut arm, safety, accidents, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies, kids with arm wounds, kids and arm wounds, when to get stitches, falls, wounded07/23/201204/10/201909/02/201926dd4adc-99a1-485a-8111-57dffe0dc87fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-forearm-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the forearm means a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break of the skin there. The wound may be minor and near the surface of the skin. Or it can&nbsp;be more serious, affecting deeper tissues of the forearm, such as tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, or bone.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Treat minor wounds at home with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/">first aid</a>. Seek immediate medical attention if a wound won't stop bleeding, is more than an inch long, or appears to be deep or gaping. Doctors may try to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">close the wound</a> with stitches, tape, or an adhesive glue.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Deep, large, and dirty wounds need more care. (A "dirty" wound means a cut that germs have gotten into.) After a child receives medical attention for a forearm wound, 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>
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