First Aid Quiz

Can you answer these questions?

Which of the following should you NOT do while treating cuts and scrapes?
  • (A)  Apply pressure on the wound with a clean cloth or bandage
  • (B)  Wash the wound with soap
  • (C)  Apply an antibiotic to the wound
  • (D)  Cover the wound
Give me a hint
While treating a cut, you want to minimize irritation. .
Show me the Answer
Correct answer is:
  • (B)  Wash the wound with soap
Although cuts and scrapes do not require the victim to visit an emergency room, proper care is needed to avoid infections. If you’re treating wounds, Mayo Clinic advises you to stop the bleeding by applying gentle pressure on the wound for 20 to 30 minutes; use clear water to clean the wound and tweezers cleaned with alcohol to remove particles from the wound, if there are any; avoid using soap as it may cause irritation; apply an antibiotic to the affected area; cover the wound to keep harmful bacteria out; and change the dressing regularly or when it becomes wet or dirty. For wounds that are deeper than ¼ inch or 6 millimeters, visit a health practitioner to get stitches.
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