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How to Properly Clean a Cut, Scrape, or Wound to Prevent Infection

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I have discussed how to seal a wound in the past, and whether to use stitches, bandages, or super glue. I’ve even done a comprehensive guide about sealing cuts with super glue, but as of yet, haven’t fully covered the process of preparing your wound prior to actually sealing it. This article may seem a bit basic for most of you, but you would be surprised with regards to how many people forget to do basic things when a cut does actually appear. Forgetting to check for foreign bodies in cuts or forgoing irrigation and jumping straight to super glue or a bandaid are big no-nos, and so I’m going to show you the lay of the land before you wind up with an infection.
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