If your child has a cut that is bleeding:

  • Apply pressure for 15 minutes to stop bleeding
  • Cover with a bandage
  • Wash the cut with soap and water
  • Apply triple antibiotic ointment

Call or make an appointment online if:

  • You cannot control the bleeding after 15 minutes
  • The edges of a cut do no meet or the cut is gaping open

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