Most cuts and grazes are minor and can be easily treated at home.

Stopping the bleeding, cleaning the wound thoroughly and covering it with a plaster or dressing is usually all that's needed.

Minor wounds should start to heal within a few days.

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When to get medical help

When togo to accident and emergency (A&E)

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017