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Cuts, Scrapes, and Wounds Treatment Orange County, CA

Cuts, Scrapes, and Wounds Treatment

Urgent Care for Cuts, Scrapes, and Wounds

Everyone gets a cut, scrape or puncture wound once in a while. While minor lacerations can heal on their own, deeper cuts and scrapes may require professional treatment to reduce the risk of infection and ensure proper healing. At our urgent care centers in Orange County, CA, we can quickly treat your cuts and scrapes (including those that require sutures). Our urgent care offices are located in Irvine, Fountain Valley, and Costa Mesa.

Highlights of Our Wound Care Services:

  • Open every day (our Costa Mesa facility to be open daily starting January 2022)
  • On-site lab and X-ray facilities for better evaluation of your medical needs
  • Certified, well-trained, and experienced providers
  • Friendly and compassionate staff
  • Online check-in to reduce wait time
  • Free parking
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How to Identify If My Cut Needs Medical Attention

Your cut may need immediate medical assistance if

  • It’s a deeper wound exposing the skin’s top layer
  • It’s from a human or animal bite
  • It’s a puncture wound
  • There’s an object or debris lodged inside

Things to Do When Seeking Medical Care for a Cut or Wound

Before visiting us for a cut or wound, keep these recommendations in mind:

  • Be careful about removing a large object stuck deeply in your wound, as it may be plugging a bleeding blood vessel
  • If possible, clean the wound with water and diluted liquid soap
  • Apply pressure to the wound using a bandage or clean towel to prevent or slow down bleeding

Will I Need Stitches for My Cuts?

Stitches for a cut depend on many factors, such as where the cut is, how deep it is, and what caused it. If the wound is small or has smooth edges that stay together when you move, it may heal without the need for medical treatment.

However, your wound or cut may need stitches if:

  • It is deeper than 1/4 inch or longer than 1/2 inch
  • Bleeding does not stop even after applying pressure
  • It exposes muscle, fat, or bone
  • It is on the face, mouth, hand, finger, joint, or genitals
  • It was caused by a high-pressure impact, such as a bullet
Cuts, Scrapes, and Wounds Treatment

Situations in Which Antibiotics Are Prescribed

We may prescribe antibiotics:

  • For puncture wounds, contaminated wounds, and lacerations greater than 5 cm
  • To reduce the risk of developing an infection
  • If you have a wound at high-risk anatomical sites, such as your foot or hand
  • To keep your wound clean and healing properly
  • If you have a chronic disease that may delay healing such as diabetes

If your wound persists or causes redness, pain, or swelling, it is likely infected and may require medical assistance. Walk-in to one of our urgent care clinics: Irvine Woodbridge Walk-In Urgent Care, Fountain Valley Urgent Care, or Costa Mesa Urgent Care if you are looking out for a wound care facility near you for top-of-the-line personalized treatment and care. We’re here when you need us!

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