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Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 1 decade ago

how is bleeding controlled?

for example if you get a scrape or cut.

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    First of all you have to wash the injury, second it depends how deep and where is the cut, for example near or joints you have to be quick to make a tourniquet upper where the actual cut is, to avoid bleeding, to cover the injury with a pad can help, but to ask for professional helps is even better to waste time trying to fix it yourself I wouldn't advice so.

    If somebody is with you ask the help (if is something too deep) if is not, then even the onion skin helps kind of stop the bleeding, but that is only for 1cm cuts... not for something bigger. Remember always clean it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well depends on where and how bad it is.

    If it's like a small cut then you simply cover it and apply a bit of pressure, but if it is a gash that is bleeding quite a bit then the best thing to do is cover it with a cloth while applying pressure, thenonce it has slowed put something cold on it like an ice pack or ice cold water, then elevate it so it is above your heart. Make sure something is between your skin and the ice pack, like a wash cloth. But if you don't have cold water or an ice pack, rubbing alcohol stops bleeding. Just remember, RICE,

    Restrict: Movement

    Ice: Add ice for no longer than 10 minutes, then take it off for 10 minutes, then put it back for 10.

    Compression: add pressure.

    Elevate: raise above the area of your heart, since gravity with pull the blood down.

    Source(s): Emergency response class.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cover the cut with a clean cloth like tissue or a paper towel, then press it firmly but gently against the scrape for a few minutes. It will help stop the bleeding.

  • 1 decade ago

    heavy bleeding appliying pressure on the wound, scrapes washed them up and cover them up with a band aid.

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  • CYP450
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Pressure. But too much pressure can cut off the blood supply completely, and that is not good either.

  • 1 decade ago

    apply pressure to the wound. if that isn't enough, put an ice pack over the compress you are using for pressure.

  • 1 decade ago

    Blood coagulates....forming a protective scab to protect the wound while it heals.

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