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.
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.
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.
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.
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.