- Q How should I treat cuts on my hands during winter?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryIf you get little cuts on your hands during the winter, cover them with band-aids to increase the local humidity of the skin. That will speed up healing. Special night gloves that act like mini saunas for your hands will dramatically improve your skin.... Full Answer
- Q How do I clean a skin injury?
A minor scrape or cut can be cleaned at home by using water. Because soap can irritate a wound, use water on the wound itself, but use soap or another cleaning agent on the skin around the wound. Next, make sure the wound is free of any dirt or debris.... Full Answer
- Q How do I bandage my skin injury?
When you leave your skin injury open to the air, you promote healing, but you also leave your wound open to infection. To properly care for your skin injury, you must cover it using a bandage. These steps show you how. Use the correct bandage. Make sure... Full Answer
- Q When is surgery necessary to treat skin injuries?
Most skin injuries can be treated at home, but a few severe cases require surgery. Frostbite If frostbite is severe, surgery can be necessary to remove dead skin. In some cases, very severe surgery can require the amputation of a limb. Burns Very severe... Full Answer