No matter how careful you are, your child can get cut. Knowing what to do will help the cut heal without getting infected.
If you think the cut needs stitches or other medical attention, call your health care provider.
Keep the area clean with soap and water. Gently clean the area with cotton swabs.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic