How do I treat minor cuts and scratches on my skin?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Minor cuts and scratches may be treated with cleansing with hydrogen peroxide followed by antibiotic ointment placement twice a day. Bandaids or occlusive dressings may be used in non-infected wounds.

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