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First aid is not just about dealing with serious accidents and incidents. We also need to deal with some minor things. Now, this might be things like a minor cut. Now, a minor cut you may well just need to clean the area and apply a plaster. Generally speaking, these will heal themselves very, very quickly, but they're always worth keeping an eye on for any possible infection. Blisters, now, these can occur if someone is walking with shoes that don't fit and you get a friction-type blister. If someone has a blister, then keep the area clean and try and keep it dry, but don't rub it dry because this might burst the blister. Try and just pat it dry. Cover the blister with a plaster to reduce the cause of the friction. Or, if possible, the person would maybe change their shoes or stop what's causing the blister. Now, blisters can happen in any workplace. It might be you're doing work with a hammer a lot or power tools. And again, that can cause regular blisters on the hands.

The important thing with blisters is, don't burst it because if you do burst it then there's more of a chance of infection. The blister is actually there to protect the skin underneath, so if you burst it you're then exposing that skin. Small scratches often don't really need anything doing to them. This may be just a scratch as you go past a thorn or a hedge. It's worth just looking to make sure there's no dirt in it. Clean the wound and then consider using a plaster. Splinters can be caused by a small piece of wood, metal, or plastic. What you need to do is try and remove the item if possible. Push it from the base where it's deepest and push it back out through the hole. You may need to remove some skin from the top in order to get a grip on to it. Once it's out, then clean the area. Maybe you need to put a plaster on, but generally speaking, it should be okay. If you're unable to remove the splinter, you may need to get extra medical help. Thorns can get stuck in the skin quite easily, and these you can usually pull out with tweezers. Again, try and make sure you get all of the thorns out of the skin.

Something like a cut lip, now, that can be held by just taking a standard dressing and holding it onto the lip. Try and get them to stop talking because that can then open up the wound, and they usually will heal pretty quickly. With a cut inside the mouth, it's not really possible to put a dressing on. You might be able to take some cotton wool or a piece of dressing and actually hold it over the wound, to apply a little bit of direct pressure. Try and rest the person, stop them talking, and hopefully, the bleeding should stop naturally fairly quickly. If it does continue to bleed, then you may need to get extra medical help.