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How can a bleeding wound on the leg be treated?

Hello sir/ma'am
I'm a guy who falled on road after hitting an foothpath slab and fall down in a way .. I lose my skin at the leg muscle and in my hands and also in my backward side left of spinal cord.. now I can able to walk.. blood is continuously coming out ?.. what to do ?
Tue, 9 Jan 2018
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hello there, stoppage of bleeding is one of the most important things in trauma care. At first you wash the wound under running water if it is contaminated with dust and other contaminants. Do not apply anything on it. A regular wound stops bleeding within few minutes. If it's still bleeding, you can apply pressure on it with a clean clothes to make it stop. If the wound is deep, it's better to rush to the hospital because in that case, bleeding won't stop unless sutured.
Also, do not forget to get a TETANUS SHOT. Maintain wound hygiene and take antibiotics if wound looks contaminated.
Avoid application of any over the counter ointment or chemical.
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