A to Z: Open Wound, Handenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about hand wounds and how they're treated.hand wound in baby, hand wound in toddler, hand wound in preschooler, hand wound in gradeschooler, hand wound in teens, cuts, lacerations, stitches, dictionary, glossary a to z, first aid, wounded, wounds, open wounds, wounds, hand wounds, hurt hand, hand injuries, hand cuts, cuts on hands, cut on hand, injuries, lacerations, open wounds, wounded, woond07/31/201204/10/201909/02/20192d2a9afb-6654-43d1-9d61-4343a3ad029chttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hand-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the hand is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break in 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 hand, such as tendons, muscles, 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 is one that germs have gotten into.) After a child receives medical attention for a hand 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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