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What to do if your face is accidentally scratched

Eyebrow trimmers and manicures are all dangerous to the face. Of course, facial damage is undoubtedly a very painful thing for young people today, and it will also bring us huge troubles, and the face is the last thing you want to leave marks or face. scarred area. Thankfully, for minor, superficial skin scratches, there are several ways to clean and care for the scratch at home to promote healing and prevent scarring. This article will introduce you to the knowledge of how to deal with superficial scratches on the face. Please come and see it with me!

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When you accidentally get a face scratch, please don't panic, please read the following steps:

How do make wounds heal quickly?

①Wash your hands with soap and water first. Before touching a scratch, it's important to clean your hands to remove any germs or germs. Scrub hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, then rinse and dry with a clean towel.

②Apply pressure on the scratch to stop the bleeding. Take a clean cloth or towel and press it directly over the scratch on your face. Keep it there for about 5 minutes, pressing it against your face until you stop bleeding.

· Scratches are usually shallow, so they shouldn't take long to stop the bleeding.

· If the wound does not stop bleeding after 10 minutes of direct pressure, sutures may be required. Contact a healthcare provider immediately.

③ Clean the wound with water. It is important to clean the wound site to remove any germs or germs that may be present by leaning against the sink and gently sprinkling cold water on your face. Never use hydrogen peroxide to clean wounds, as this can be too irritating. Let the water wash away any large dirt. When you're done, pat the area dry with a clean towel.

④ Disinfect the wound with iodophor in a circle from the center to the outside and dry it with a clean physiological cotton ball.

⑤Apply Longterm Medical hydrocolloid dressing to the wound, it can better protect your wound and help your wound heal quickly, providing a slightly acid-sealed well-healing space for the wound, and the surface is also waterproof, Avoid the invasion of foreign microorganisms and reduce the chance of infection.

How can I avoid scarring?

After the wound has healed for some time, it will reach the proliferative stage of the wound. This stage is to prevent the formation of scars.

When it is confirmed that the wound is free of redness, swelling, bleeding, and healing, use Longterm Medical Silicone Scar Dressing. The silicone component in it can help the wound to inhibit the formation of scars, and it does not contain drug ingredients, making it safer and more convenient to use. To prevent scarring, remember to apply antiseptic cream when going out. It can reduce the formation of melanin and prevent deep marks, and the dressing should be used for 3-6 months. And covering scratches prevents germs and bacterial infections.

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To take care of scratches you need to pay attention to:

① Pay attention to frequent disinfection and dressing changes during wound recovery. Do not let the wound touch water, and do not touch the wound with germ-laden hands. After the wound has been scabbed, do not pick it up with your hands, the scar should be allowed to fall off naturally. When the wound heals, there may be an itchy feeling. Some people feel itchy and uncomfortable, so they can use their hands to buckle, which is prone to secondary injury, which leads to the expansion of capillaries and the formation of scars.

② After the scars fall off the scabs, pay attention to sun protection and avoid exposing the wound to the sun, because the ultraviolet rays in the sun will easily lead to hyperpigmentation of the newly grown skin, which will leave obvious scars, especially in summer. When the sun is strong, be sure to protect the injured part from the sun. In addition, when the wound skin has not fully recovered to normal skin, it is best not to use cosmetics, skin care products, soaps, and other daily necessities, because most of these daily necessities contain lead, mercury and other chemicals, and other photosensitive substances. The skin of the injured area may become hyperpigmented and scarred.

③ During this process, pay attention to a light diet and do not eat spicy food.

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Editor: kiki Jia

Date: September 9, 2022