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.
What causes wounds, cuts and grazes?
Information about common causes of wounds, cuts and grazes, including signs and symptoms to look out for.
Staph skin infection
Information on staph skin infections, including the different types, treatment, prevention and when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.
Dog, cat and bat bites
Dog and cat bites are the most common types of animal bite. Here’s what to do if you get bitten, with information about when to get medical help.
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.
Removing benign skin lesions
Skin lesions are lumps found on or just below your skin. Surgery is the only reliable way to remove skin lesions. Find out more about how this surgery is performed and if there are any alternatives.
Punch biopsy of a skin lesion
A punch biopsy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your skin.
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.
Surgery for ingrowing toenail (adult)
An ingrowing toenail happens when your toenail grows into the skin which can get damaged, causing infection and pain. Surgery can correct the condition.
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.