• Irrigation is the most important thing for decreasing the impact of bacteria.
  • Irrigation with warm normal saline or simple running tap water should be urgently done.
  • Use dilute iodine or any aseptic solution if needed.
  • Irrigation can be low pressure or high pressure. At home, low pressure injection is enough which can be done with the help of an infant milk bottle.
  • In case of a burn, irrigation should be done continuously till burning disappears.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water prior to cleaning the wound and wear medical gloves, if available.
  • Let the injured person clear his own wounds, if possible.
  • Rinse the wounds for at least 5-10 minutes.
  • Cool water may feel better than warm water on the wound.
  • In case of mild bleeding, clean the wound first and then stop the bleeding.
  • Moderate scrubbing can be done if the wound is very dirty.
  • If there are foreign bodies or objects, they must be removed using a clear tweezers. Do not push the tweezers deep into the wound.
  • Apply dressing and bandage to the wound as the need may be.