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Most wounds can be treated at home and will start to heal within a couple of days. However, some wounds may need to be treated by a medical professional.
The advice below should help you decide whether your child’s wound requires further help or whether it can be managed by yourself at home.
If your child has any of the following:
Go to the nearest Hospital Emergency (A&E) Department or phone 999
Please commence the following first aid:
Keep the injured area still – do not try to move it
You need to contact a clinician today
Call NHS 111 – dial 111 or go to your nearest Urgent Care Centre / Minor Injury Unit
If none of the above features are present
Continue providing your child’s care at home – see below for tips on managing injuries at home.
If you are still concerned about your child please speak to your local pharmacist or call NHS 111.
How can you care for minor wounds at home