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    I fell over and grazed/cut my knee this morning, I've already wiped/soaked it in salt water, dried and put a plaster on, but it still looked quite bloody when I'd finished cleaning (it's got grazing all around it as well)...

    Does that matter? Is there anything else I need to do so it doesn't get infected? I haven't fallen over since I was about 10 and my mum was there to clean it up for me
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    No, that's fine.
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    I had a bad graze this summer due to a fal on wet sand when running (when you're 22, it's time to stop playing rounders :p:)
    I did all you did, and then I used tea tree oil. The stuff is great : it doesn't sting, and the graze healed quite quickly.
    Good luck !
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    U can use DETTOL dissolved in water for the purpose....

    After Shave works pretty well, although u'll be sorry for about 5 minutes after u apply it (it stings).

    Tea-tree oil is an excellent antiseptic as well.
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    what you did is fine. if your worried then go buy an antiseptic cream but i wouldnt bother covering it or anything unless its rubbing against clothing
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    Magic Cream aka Savlon is teh sh it.

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    Just get (wipe/wash) the dirt out, the rest will come by itself. There is no need to desinfect and "deepclean" a minor wound. If signs of infection show after a few days use of antiseptic wash or cream may be usefull.
    Usually the body can manage fine all alone, the crust is like a plaster so don't pick it off.
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    Put witch hazel on cotton wool to clean it. It's a little milder than some of the other suggestions (as in it works fantastically well but isn't going to sting). And then a little germolene (might sting but it will help it heel better).
 
 
 
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