Home treatment can be used to care for a cut that is not deep
(superficial). A cut is deep if:
When there is a cut on the face, neck, chest, or abdomen, the depth
of the cut is very important to determine whether medical treatment is
Deep cuts are often caused from a sharp object piercing through the
When a deep cut has occurred anywhere on the body, watch for
signs of shock.
June 6, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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