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=== How to treat ===
'''This guide is for minor cuts only''', i.e. where the cut does not go deeper than the skin. See the sections on [[First_aid_for_self-harm_resource:_cuts#Go_to_A_.26_E.2Fget_urgent_medical_help.2C_if...|going to A&E]] or [[First_aid_for_self-harm_resource:_cuts#Call_an_ambulance_if...|calling an ambulance]] for indications of more serious injuries.
 
'''If blood is spurting or pouring from the wound, you have punctured an artery - call 999 urgently.'''
'''See the sections on [[First_aid_for_self-harm_resource:_cuts#Go_to_A_.26_E.2Fget_urgent_medical_help.2C_if...|going to A&E]] or [[First_aid_for_self-harm_resource:_cuts#Call_an_ambulance_if...|calling an ambulance]] for other indications of more serious injuries.
Stop the bleeding by applying '''pressure'''. As you do this, keep the cut '''elevated''' above your heart if possible. Then '''clean''' the wound before '''dressing''' it.
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