Wounds and Cuts
Another common emergency seen in children are injuries due to falls while playing. Most of these are minor and only require first aid. A shot to prevent Tetanus is also generally required depending on the severity of the wound and the vaccination status of the child. Sometimes, however, the wounds are deep and the doctor will require stitching it to facilitate healing. If the wound is small and the child is old enough to understand the procedure, this can also be done by giving a small injection around the wound, which makes the whole area painless. This is called local anesthesia. If the wound are deep, large, on vital areas like the face,etc then the child is put to sleep by giving general anaesthesia and then the wounds treated.The wound heals by a week. Sometimes the dissolving stitches or special adhesive material can also be used to close the wound.