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How to Clean & Protect a Cut or Scratch in 3 Simple Steps

Three Simple Steps

When you or a loved one has a minor injury, you want it to heal as quickly as possible. Minor cuts and scrapes can become contaminated with dirt and germs, which may cause infection and delay healing. That’s why BAND-AID® Brand recommends this easy-to-follow 3-step process to promote better healing.

Cleaning a Cut or Scratch

Thoroughly flush and clean the affected area with mild soap and water or try BAND-AID® Brand HURT-FREE® Antiseptic Wash*and allow to dry. It's specially formulated to temporarily relieve pain and itch while helping to wash away dirt and germs.

(*For adults and children 2 years and older.)

Covering the Cut or Scratch

NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic provides long-lasting infection protection. NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic and a bandage help heal minor wounds four days faster than a bandage alone and may help minimize the appearance of scars.

(*For adults and children 2 years and older.)

Protecting a Cut or Scratch

Cover the affected area with a BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage—and keep it covered until the wound is completely healed. This protects the wound from water, dirt, and germs that can cause infection, thereby helping to promote fast healing.

First-Aid Checklist

First Aid Kit Checklist

Download this pdf for a list of the products your family should always have on hand to treat minor emergencies.

Band-Aid First Aid Medical Tape

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