St Georges Medical Centre

St Georges Medical Centre

Field Road New Brighton Wirral CH45 5LN

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Telephone: 0151 630 2080

Fax: 0151 637 0370

Minor Cuts and Grazes

Most cuts and grazes are minor and can be easily treated at home. Cleaning them thoroughly and covering them with a plaster or dressing is all that’s needed.

Stopping the bleeding

If your cut or graze is bleeding heavily or is on a particularly delicate area of your body, such as the palm of your hand, you should stop the bleeding before applying any kind of dressing.

Apply pressure to the area using a bandage or a towel. If the cut is to your hand or arm, raise it above your head. If the injury is to a lower limb, lie down and raise the affected area above the level of your heart so the bleeding slows down and stops.

Dressing

To dress a cut or graze at home:

  • Wash and dry your hands thoroughly
  • Clean the wound under running tap water, but do not use antiseptic because it may damage the tissue and slow down healing
  • Pat the area dry with a clean towel
  • Apply a sterile adhesive dressing, such as a plaster

Keep the dressing clean by changing it as often as necessary. Keep the wound dry by using waterproof dressings, which will allow you to take showers.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 - 18:30
    Appointment Only Extended Hours 18:30 - 19:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 - 18:30
    Appointment Only Extended Hours 18:30 - 19:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 - 18:30
    Appointment Only Extended Hours 18:30 - 19:00
  • Thursday
    Appointment Only Extended Hours 07:30 - 08:00
    08:00 - 18:30
    Appointment Only Extended Hours 18:30 - 19:00
  • Friday
    08:00 - 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
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