A to Z: Open Wound, Toeenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about toe wounds and how they're treated.toe wound in baby, toe wound in toddler, toe wound in preschooler, toe wound in gradeschooler, toe wound in teens, cuts, lacerations, stitches, dictionary, glossary a to z, first aid, wounded, wounds, open wounds, wounds, toe wounds, hurt toe, toe injuries, toe cuts, cuts on toes, cut on toe, injuries, lacerations, open wounds, wounded, woond, toes, tows, toze, toe injuries, foot wound in baby, foot wound in toddler, foot wound in preschooler, foot wound in gradeschooler, foot wound in teen, cuts, wounds, stitches, injuries, falls, first aid, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, kids and foot cuts, foot cuts, cut foot, open wounds, wounded, hurt, get stitches, first aid07/31/201204/10/201909/02/2019ec3df1e8-3a2c-45fe-bc26-84631a1577cahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-toe-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the toe 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 toe, such as tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, or bone.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Treat minor wounds at home with first aid. Seek immediate medical attention if a wound 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 tape.</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.) Because feet get dirty, wounds on the feet are more likely to get infected. After a child receives medical attention for a toe 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>
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
First Aid: SplintersTaking a splinter out as soon as you spot it helps prevent infection and makes removal easier.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/splinters-sheet.html/7cf87f74-af13-4de3-80f7-5bb93af818b2
SplintersIt may be tempting to ignore a splinter, especially if it doesn't hurt. But a splinter can become infected, so you should try to get it out as soon as you notice it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/splinters.html/c88c19ce-c5ce-46a3-ae7c-fa4aff693e3c
TetanusTetanus is a bacterial infection that grows in a contaminated wound. Because it can be serious, it's important to get immunized. Find out more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/tetanus.html/f5369583-ec3a-4542-a901-8e0ee2ce7f72
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