If I don't have a bandage big enough to cover a cut what else can I use?
Last Updated: 10/23/2020 at 11:59pm
Chanel Bowen, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
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You can use gauze wrap or non stick pads. all of them can be found on amazon if you're not able to go to the store and get them yourself. you don't want to use toilet paper or cotton pads because the fibers can get stuck in the cut and thats no good. If you really don't have access to gauze rolls, gauze pads, or non stick pads, you can wrap paper towels around the wound. this is not ideal at all but it's better than leaving the wound open. you'll also need medical tape to help attach the bandages!! If it's bleeding a ton please apply pressure for at least 15 minutes or until it stops, and if you think its super deep please please please go the ER. When the bleeding stops make sure to clean the wound under warm water, don't use rubbing alcohol, it can really irritate the cut. hope that helps you!! please be careful :)
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