Babysitting: Dealing With Cuts

Babysitting: Dealing With Cuts

Many kids get cuts from a bite caused by another child or an animal, falling down, or using sharp objects like scissors. Minor cuts can be treated at home. More serious cuts need to be checked by a doctor.

Possible signs of a minor cut are:

Possible signs of a serious cut are:

What to Do

For a minor cut:

For a more serious cut:

To help prevent cuts:

Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: June 2013





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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