A minor wound is a type of injury in which skin is torn, cut or punctured. This includes cuts, scrapes, incisions, puncture wounds, lacerations, minor burns and pressure sores.Accidents or injuries are the most common cause of these types of wounds. Some of the risk factors that can make a person more prone to wounds include age, illness, steroid use, radiation and chemotherapy, diabetes and excessive smoking.
Some of the symptoms that accompany wounds are bleeding, redness, swelling, inflammation, pus, pain and tenderness.Use cool water under moderate pressure and a mild soap to wash the wounded area for 10 to 15 minutes. If you do not have filtered water then use boiled and cooled water, or distilled water.This will help remove as much dirt, debris and bacteria as possible. Plus, the cool water will help lessen the pain. Gently pat the area dry using a clean towel, then cover it with a sterile dressing or bandage.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil can effectively heal wounds due to its amazing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing properties. This has been proven by several studies. Coconut oil can also keep infections at bay and prevent scarring.Apply extra-virgin coconut oil on the wounded area.Put a bandage over it to seal in the moisture.Reapply coconut oil and change the bandage 2 or 3 times a day.Follow this remedy for several days to prevent scarring.
Mix 1 tablespoon of neem leaves juice and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to form a paste. Apply this paste on the wound. Leave it on for several hours, then rinse it off with warm water. Reapply again and repeat for several days.
Alternatively, grind equal amounts of neem leaves, turmeric and Chebulic myrobalan (hartaki) together with a little lime juice. Apply it to the wound and allow it to dry. Follow this remedy 2 or 3 times a day.