Hand with cut on bottom thumb knuckle.

Treating Minor Cuts

Most minor cuts can successfully be treated at home. If the cut isn’t too deep and you don’t need stitches, you can stop the bleeding in 10 minutes with gentle pressure, and you have had 3 or more doses of the tetanus vaccine, with the last vaccine within the last 5 years1,2 then by following some simple steps, and using Dermoplast, you can help the body heal.

First Aid Antibacterial Spray Helps Skin Heal:

Formulated with a maximum strength pain reliever, an antiseptic to help prevent infection, and ingredients to moisturize the skin as it heals. The Dermoplast no-touch application offers:

  • Kills 99% of Germs to Prevent Infection
  • With maximum OTC pain reliever benzocaine, to numb pain and itching
  • Aloe and other ingredients to moisturize the skin
  • Safe and effective for children ages 2 and older

Dermoplast® for However Minor Cuts Happen

  • Navy cutting board with kitchen knife icon

    From Minor Cuts in the Kitchen

  • Navy person falling icon

    From Falls

  • Navy soccer ball icon

    From Sports

  • From Playing

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Here’s what you can do to treat minor cuts and help your skin heal properly.


by applying gentle pressure to the wound with a gauze pad or clean cloth. If blood soaks through, add another piece on top. Consider raising the injured area to help slow the flow of blood and keep up the pressure for a few minutes.1,3


of any debris or dirt to prevent infection. Rise the cut with cool, clean water.3,4 Wash around the wound with a little bit of soap but don’t get soap on the wound.3,4 Gently pat dry with a clean gauze pad.4.


once the wound is clean. To aid the healing process, consider applying an antibacterial ointment onto the wound to help the wound stay moist and prevent infection.1,3 Another option is to use to Dermoplast, which provides pain relief, an antiseptic agent to help prevent infection, and ingredients to keep the skin moisturized.


with a bandage to help promote the healing by keeping the wound clean and help prevent re-injury. A bandage should be replaced daily, or when it gets wet or dirty. Before applying a new bandage, inspect the wound for signs of infection.3


1. Kaji A. Wounds. Merck Manual Consumer Version Website. https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/injuries-and-poisoning/first-aid/wounds. Accessed March 2019.

2. Wound management and tetanus prophylaxis. https://www.cdc.gov/tetanus/clinicians.html. Accessed March 2019.

3. Cuts and scrapes: first aid. Mayo Clinic Web site. https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711. Accessed March 2019.

4.Schlesselman LS. Scrapes, cuts and bruises. Pharmacy Times. July 1, 2003. https://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2003/2003-07/2003-07-7311. Accessed March 2019.