10 Natural Home Remedies For Wounds
Have you gotten a large injury, are you bleeding?
If you are, then you need to take care of your wound as quickly, and efficiently, as you can.
This article is here to give you simple natural remedies on how to deal with wounds at home.
The first natural remedy that you should do when you get a wound is to try to stop the bleeding. One way to do this is to apply pressure to the area.
This should make it easier for the blood to clot, making it stop bleeding. However, if you cannot get your wound to stop bleeding within ten minutes, then you should see a doctor.
#2. Check for Debris
An important thing to do when you have a wound is make sure that nothing is in it. If you fall, or run into something, then you should check to see if there are any rocks or pieces of plants in your wound.
If you are shot for some reason, then you should get the bullets out. If you are stabbed in an important area, then you should leave the knife in. The knife is holding your blood inside you. if you pull it out then you may cause yourself to bleed to death.
Once you have everything out of your cut or scratch, make sure that you rinse it out with cool water. This may make your wound start bleeding a little, but it should ease up slowly.
It’s better to have a clean, slightly bleeding wound, than to have a dirty closed up wound. Also, rinsing out your cut can help to clear out bacteria and possibly small debris that you may have not seen.
#4. Rubbing Alcohol
Using rubbing alcohol as a rinse is another great home remedy to kill bacteria. While this is a great way to clean a cut, using rubbing alcohol will make it take longer for your wound to close.
f you do still decide to use rubbing alcohol, then only use a small amount. This is best for when you only have a small wound.
#5. Salt Water
One natural home remedy to rinse out a wound in a more efficient way than water cleans, but a less harmful way than rubbing alcohol, salt water can be used to clean out your wound.
Mix two tablespoons of salt in with a liter (about four cups) of boiling water and let it cool. Once the mix is cooled, run the water over your wound to clean it out.
Natural, non-processed, honey is the best kind of honey to use if you want to heal your wound faster.
There are many nutrients in honey that can make your skin healthier, and that can make wounds heal within less time. While any honey will work, the less processed it is, the better it will work.
#7. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one of the best natural remedies to use if your wound is very shallow. If you have a deep wound, it would be a good idea to avoid using aloe vera.
Like natural honey, the more pure the aloe vera gel is, the better it will work. Once your wound closes, rub this gel on it, and this should help to make the wound heal faster.
An important step to keeping germs and, and making sure that your wound stays closed, is to make sure that you use a bandage.
Whether you only need a small bandage, or a bandage that can wrap around your arm, it is important to wear one. If you are wrapping a bandage around any body part, make sure that it is not so tight that it cuts off circulation.
#9. Wait Ten Minutes
If you have treated your wound properly, and if it is still bleeding, put pressure on the wound and wait for the bleeding to stop. If the bleeding stops within ten minutes then you can take care of your wound at home without any major difficulties.
If, even after ten minutes, you are still bleeding, then you might want to consider going to the hospital. If you still think that you’re fine, wait another ten minutes. If you are still bleeding within twenty minutes, then you definitely need to see a doctor.
#10. Don’t Pick Scabs
Once your wound starts to heal you will most likely get scabs. When you do, don’t pick them off. Scabs are like your body’s natural bandage.
If you pick off your scabs then you will likely start bleeding again. Scabs usually fall off on their own after a few days or weeks, depending on the size of your wound.
Hopefully these natural home remedies can help you to take care of your wounds.