Minor Cuts, Blisters & Wounds

Minor injuries are frequent occurrences. Most will heal without any problems, but there may be times when you are unsure how to best care for an injury. Our healthcare providers will evaluate the injury and determine the best plan of care to promote healing and minimal scarring.

The biggest concern with minor skin wounds is the risk of infection. Anytime there is a break in the skin, a place where bacteria can enter is created. Proper treatment and care of wounds make sure to avoid any complications from an infection.

See a healthcare provider right away if you experience the following:

  • Signs of infection including redness, increased pain, pus, or drainage
  • Black edges around the wound
  • Bleeding that won’t stop with direct pressure.
  • Fever
  • Painful wounds

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Wound healing can be delayed for many reasons. Be aware of these factors that can slow the healing process.

  • Diabetes
  • Poor blood flow
  • Obesity
  • Age
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Certain medications