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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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Wound, cut and graze treatments

Information about wound care, plus self-care advice for cuts and grazes and when to speak to a doctor for further medical attention

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Caring for sutures

Sutures need proper care to ensure a wound heals cleanly. They hold the wound closed and are removed or dissolve after it has healed. Find out more here.

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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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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.

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Facial injury

An injury to the face can be caused by almost anything, such as, falling over, cutting yourself shaving being struck in the face by an object, such as a ball or twig or being assaulted or hit.

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Mouth and tongue cuts

Cuts to the mouth and tongue can bleed alot as there is a large blood supply to that area, making the cut seem much worse than it actually is.

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Facial injury treatments

If you have a facial injury, you can easily treat a minor wound or cut. However, a larger or deep wound or cut will need medical attention.

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Objects or chemicals in the eye after care

If you have an object in your eye, you can try to flush it out, however chemicals in the eye are more serious. The following advice may be helpful to prevent any long-lasting damage.

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Snake bites

About 100 Australian snakes are venomous. Although only 12 are likely to inflict a wound that could kill you. Learn about first aid for snake bites.

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Community nursing

Trusted information about community nursing from leading Australian health organisations, including links to palliative care and costs of care.

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