Urgent & Emergency Care for Lacerations & Wounds
When to See Us for Cuts, Lacerations, & Wounds
We’ve all experienced minor cuts and scrapes. These are easily contained with home care – clean the site, apply a bandage, and maybe a topical antiseptic. However, more severe cuts or wounds – also called lacerations – require medical attention. Uncontrolled bleeding is an immediate risk; a longer-term concern is wound infection, which, if untreated, can lead to sepsis and turn life- or limb-threatening. Injuries of this type can also prove painful. Don’t be afraid to seek help if you sense that you should.
Does My Wound Require Treatment?
Any of the following conditions can indicate a need for treatment:
- Accidental injuries
- Animal bites
- Cuts extending below skin surface
- Discoloration, bad smells, or other signs of putrefaction
- Foreign object in the wound
- Limited mobility from cut
- Puncture wound from a rusty or dirty object (tetanus threat)
- Swelling at the wound site
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Wound is slow healing.
We're Here for You
Dealing with serious cuts, wounds, and lacerations is one of our reasons for being. At Baptist Health ER & Urgent Care, we can coolly and quickly assess the nature and extent of your health risk, bringing into play the right level of resources to help you heal, while avoiding unnecessary services and charges.
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