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      12/30/2022      Amber

    Cuts that need stitches vs ones that don't

    Anyone can get cut from anywhere for example while working in the kitchen, playing on the ground, doing some machinery work, working with sharp objects, having small accidents, etc. Sometimes these cuts are cured on their own but other time they might need medical assistance. The requirement of urgent care depends on many factors like depth of cut, the flow of blood, damage to the skin, and many more as we discussed further in the blog.

    Cuts also known as lacerations are among the most common workplace injuries in the U.S. Approximately, 30% of workplace injuries include cuts or lacerations (a deep cut or tear in skin). We at Texas Specialty Clinic provide urgent care services to minor injury patients with cuts or wounds. To understand what type of cut you got read more :

    Cut disinfection

    Cuts in the skin types

    If the cut is not treated or stitched when needed, it can cause an infection afterward that may have the following symptoms :

    After the recurring of the above symptoms, the infection is treated with stitches and some antibiotics are also provided. Immediately consult the doctor for necessary treatment. Texas Specialty Clinic treats all its urgent care patients on a priority basis.

    First aid is to be given to the patient before stitching

    Cuts that do not need Stitches

    However, there are cuts that do not require medical assistance. They can get better on their own :

    These types of cuts do not need medical assistance, they can get better independently. But, for fast healing at home, you can use antiseptic cream or gel.

    If you got a cut or laceration and bleeding heavily, do not avoid it. Immediately consult urgent care services at our Texas Specialty Clinics. To know further or to book an appointment call (254) 324-7231.