1. Remove as much loose debris from the wound as possible, rinsing with clean water, if available.

2 Gently clean wound with an antiseptic wipe.

3. If the wound gapes open slightly, it can be pulled closed with a butterfly closure.

4. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment.

5. Cover the wound with an adhesive bandage. For larger wounds, use gauze pads and adhesive tape.

6. Watch for signs of infection, such as:

swelling, redness or warmth around the wound.

. discharge of pus.

. red streaks around the wound

7.     If infection develops, consult a physician.

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