Overview Of Bleeding
- Injuries and some medical disorders can cause bleeding. This can activate anxiety and panic, but bleeding has a healing function.
- Still, you have to know how to treat various bleeding incidences’, like cuts and bleeding noses, as well as when to get medical assistance.
Cuts And Wounds
- When your skin is severed or scraped, you start to bleed. This is because blood vessels in the area are injured.
- Bleeding functions as a handy purpose because it helps to rinse out the wound. But excessive bleeding can cause you to go into shock.
- You can’t always view the severity of a cut or injury by the quantity of blood. Some severe injuries can lose a little blood.
- Also, cuts on the mouth, face, and head might bleed a lot as there are lots of blood vessels around those areas.
- Chest and abdominal injuries can be quite severe because organs can be injured, which can cause internal bleeding.
- Chest and abdominal injuries are an emergency and you should phone for medical assistance, particularly if there are symptoms of shock, such as fainting, weakness, pale and sweaty skin, breathing problems, and rapid heart rate.
Treating Cuts And Wounds
- Assist the individual to stay calm. If the cut is big or bleeding profoundly, have them lay down. If the injury is on the leg or arm, elevate the limb so that it is above the level of the heart to slow bleeding.
- Get rid of any fragments from the wound. If the item is entrenched in the body, do NOT take it out.
- If the cut is minor, rinse it out with soap and some water. Do NOT rinse a large wound.
- When bleeding has stopped, tape a clean dressing over the cut.