Home treatment can be used to care for a cut that is not deep (superficial). A cut is deep if:
When there is a cut on the face, neck, chest, or abdomen, the depth of the cut is very important to determine whether medical treatment is needed.
Deep cuts are often caused from a sharp object piercing through the skin.
When a deep cut has occurred anywhere on the body, watch for signs of shock.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||June 6, 2012|