Children are especially prone to minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Most of the time, these minor injuries may be cared for at home with basic first aid. However, there are times when a child’s minor injury may require professional medical care. At Abra Health, we provide quality-driven, compassionate care for minor injuries. Our team is equipped to provide the necessary treatments to help your child recover so they can get back to doing the things they love.
When to Seek Treatment for Minor Injuries
If you’re ever unsure whether your child’s injury requires professional medical care, it’s always best to be safe and bring them in just in case. Signs that your child’s injury may require professional treatment include:
- Heavy bleeding that does not stop after applying pressure
- Deep cuts or puncture wounds
- Injuries that are accompanied by swelling, pain, or redness
- Injuries that prevent your child from using the affected body part
- Injuries that occur after a high-impact fall or accident
Moreover, if your child suffers from a wound that may become infected, seeking professional care is always the best course of action. Our team will clean the wound and dress it appropriately to help prevent infections. An infection may cause serious complications, so it’s essential to take measures to prevent one from developing.
Preventing Minor Injuries
While minor injuries are sometimes unavoidable, there are measures you may take to prevent them. For example, if your child plays sports, make sure they wear the proper safety gear. This includes items such as helmets, pads, and mouthguards. In addition, inspect your child’s sports gear regularly to ensure it is in good condition and does not need to be replaced.
It’s also important to teach your child about basic, age-appropriate safety measures and how to care for minor injuries properly. For instance, you should show them how to clean a cut and apply pressure to stop bleeding. Additionally, you should teach them when it’s appropriate to seek professional medical care.
Treat Your Child’s Minor Injuries at Abra Health
From a scrape on the playground to a fall off their bike, minor injuries are a part of childhood. If your child sustains a minor injury, bring them into Abra Health so they can receive the professional medical care they need. Through quality care and compassion, our team will help your child recover quickly in a comfortable environment. Contact us today to learn more about our minor injury care services and schedule an appointment.