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Wounds, cuts and grazes

There are many different types of wounds. Some can be caused by an injury or by a cut. Here’s how to look after wounds and cuts yourself and when to get help.

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What causes wounds, cuts and grazes?

Information about common causes of wounds, cuts and grazes, including signs and symptoms to look out for.

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Staph skin infection

Information on staph skin infections, including the different types, treatment, prevention and when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.

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Facial injury

Trusted information about facial injury, including causes, a bleeding or cut tongue, wounds, bruising, nosebleed and deliberate injuries. Find out what to do and when to see a doctor, plus links to trusted resources.

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Staph infections

Trusted information on a staph infection including what it is, who is at risk, how you get it, treatment and prevention, plus links to other resources.

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Facial injury treatments

Information about facial injury treatments, including looking after yourself, head injuries, object inside a wound and deliberate injuries. Find out what to do and when to see a doctor, plus links to trusted resources.

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Chemical burns

Many chemicals can cause serious burns to the skin and a chemical burn should be treated as a medical emergency. Learn how to do first aid while awaiting help.

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Anthrax

Anthrax is a serious infectious disease. It is very rare in Australia, but you can still catch it if you have contact with infected animals or animal products.

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Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a rare infectious bacterial disease that usually affects the nose and throat. Learn more about its vaccination, symptoms and how it spreads.

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Cellulitis prevention

Trusted information about preventing cellulitis.

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