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Natural Wound Care

Category : Equipment, First Aid

Cuts and scrapes happen every day. While most don’t need a doctor’s  attention, there are some very basic first aid remedies that should  be applied so cuts don’t get infected.
If the cut is bleeding, use a clean cloth, and apply pressure. Then  clean out the cut to avoid infection.

Here are a few alternative remedies to antibiotic creams you may want  to try:
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Garlic has been used for years when treating cuts. It contains  antimicrobial agents that can protect you from infections. To use,  mix three cloves with a cup of wine. Put the mixture in a blender.  Then leave it there for three hours. Strain it. Apply the mixture to  your cleaned wound. Perform twice a day.
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No garlic? Onions have the same antimicrobial element called allicin.  Cut the onion into halves, and crush one part using a blender. You  can mix it with honey for best results. Apply it on the wound and  leave on for about 20 minutes, then wash off. Apply the mixture three  times a day.
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Apply lavender essential oil to the cut. The oil usually doesn’t  create any additional pain and may help alleviate the pain from the wound. Lavender speeds healing and kills germs.
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Place raw honey on the cut, and then cover it with a bandage. Raw honey has been used for over 2,000 years to prevent and heal infections. (Raw honey is available in most grocery stores.)
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Get white vinegar from your kitchen counter, and mix it with a pint of water. Soak the affected area to remove scabs. The solution will kill all bacteria already present in the cut. Vinegar may sting, so be very careful.
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Aloe can be used with almost all types of skin problems, including cuts. If you have an aloe vera plant, break off a leaf, and apply its juice on the affected part. Repeat after a few hours.

If the cut is deep, won’t stop bleeding, or was caused by stepping on  something rusty, a doctor’s attention should be sought. (A tetanus  shot may be on order.) As with any natural remedy, be sure to keep  allergies in mind.

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