A to Z: Open Wound, Scalpenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about scalp wounds and how they're treated.scalp wound in baby, scalp wound in toddler, scalp wound in preschooler, scalp wound in gradeschooler, scalp wound in teens, cuts, lacerations, stitches, dictionary, glossary a to z, first aid, wounded, wounds, open wounds, wounds, scalp wounds, hurt scalp, scalp injuries, scalp cuts, cuts on scalps, cut on scalp, injuries, lacerations, open wounds, wounded, woond, scalp, skalp, head wound in baby, head wound in toddler, head wound in preschooler, head wound in gradeschooler, head wound in teen, cuts, wounds, stitches, injuries, falls, first aid, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, kids and head cuts, head cuts, cut head, open wounds, wounded, hurt, get stitches, first aid07/31/201204/10/201909/02/201969a3c134-10f6-46ff-844e-d50c9662020dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-scalp-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the scalp is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break in the skin there.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The scalp is an area with many blood vessels, so even minor <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/head-injury.html/">wounds</a> can bleed a lot.</p> <p>Seek immediate medical attention if a wound is more than an inch long or appears to be deep, gaping, or won't stop bleeding. Doctors may try to close the wound with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">stitches</a> or staples.</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 scalp wound, follow instructions carefully to prevent infection and minimize scarring.</p> <p><em>A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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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
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Head InjuriesHead injuries can be external or internal. Learn more about both kinds, how to prevent them, and what to do if your child is injured.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/head-injury.html/9369e328-77a9-4ffb-9782-4aed05a955d4
Household Safety: Preventing CutsIt's important to protect kids from sharp and dangerous items around and outside the home. Here are ways to prevent cuts and other injuries.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-cuts.html/5440ae02-1fbb-4adf-a8dd-522628e6973d
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
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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