There are times where we get a small cut for whatever reason. Blood is drawn, there are some pain, blues, and agony, and we are discomforted for a short amount of time. When we have an open wound, prompt cleaning and then proper dressing should be required for the minor wounds. If it is something more ugly and serious, then a trip to the emergency room for a dangerous wound might be advisable. Playing doctor when you’re not that qualified for something complex is a recipe for disaster.
Yet no matter what kind of wound, there are certain things that you should not get in an open wound. Some of them are for health reasons. Others things are something that can hurt, a lot when you get it into an open wound.
The phrase pouring salt into an open wound comes because one simple reason. Salt when in contact with wounded human flesh stings something fierce. They are two things that do not mix. Do not put salt in an open wound because it will hurt.
Much like salt, there is something that causes lemon juice and an open wound to not be a great mix. It will cause you to scream and cause some agony. So if you have an exposed wound, any cut, do not be squeezing lemons, in case any juice splatters out into your cut.
I’ll testify to this one personally. I splashed some soda on a hand that had a paper cut on it and really it was something that was not the most pleasant experience in the world. Splashing soda in an open cut, it is not as painful as the other two most likely, but still certain sodas that are high in acidotic properties are going to cause quite the sting.
Not that all painful but bacteria and viruses might be lurking inside the dirt. Once the cut gets healed, all of that nastiness is going to heal into your body. That returns to the importance of getting those wounds clean and keeping them absolutely clean. Regardless dirt is something that you do not want to get inside a wound.
Another Person’s Blood
Chances are that most people will never be in this position but mixing blood is not a good mix. There are many deadly diseases that could be transmitted from person to person through blood. HIV might be commonly associated as a sexually transmitted disease, but it’s not uncommon for it to be passed through the blood. So take care not to get another person’s blood in your open wounds.
There we are, these are five things that you should not get in an open wound.