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Minor Cut & Wound Closure with Skin Adhesive

What are minor cuts and wounds and what are the symptoms?

Minor cuts and wounds are common minor injuries that result in a break or opening in the skin that may include minor abrasions, redness, scratches, superficial lacerations, minor bleeding, and minor swelling to the skin. Pain is often associated as well, since nerve endings may be exposed.

What is the treatment for minor cuts and wounds?

Visit Healthcare Clinic for evaluation of the severity of your cut or wound. Minor, non-severe cuts and wounds may be treated with an application of skin adhesive; a sterile, liquid topical product used to seal a wound and protect it against infection and speed healing. Prompt evaluation of the wound is important because skin adhesive cannot be used on wounds already showing signs of infection. After thorough cleansing, the skin adhesive is applied to the wound and allowed to dry for several moments. Patients are given follow-up care instructions to ensure proper healing. Skin adhesive is not used to treat minor cuts or wounds of the face, scalp, genitalia, joints, hands, or feet. Patients with severe wounds and associated bleeding should call 911.

This treatment is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.

Walk in or schedule an appointment at the Healthcare Clinic nearest you.

If you believe you have a medical emergency,  please call 911.

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