First of all, let me say that the research below is general
information and is no replacement for professional medical advice. If
you have any concerns about serious cuts, please seek proper medical
This Website has some information on how to minimise scars.
Summarising what is there, the best way to treat cuts so as to
minimise scarring is first to clean the wound and then ensure that the
two sides of the wounds are as close together as possible. The site
recommends using a sterile strip to seal the edges together. If a hard
scab forms, it can increase the likelihood of scarring the site
recommends covering the wound loosely with a bandage or breathable
dressing, which allows air to get to it, but not enough to cause a
hard scab to form.
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Remember that some cuts may require stitches in order to heal and
minimise the risk of scarring. This extract from an article on
Cuts that are deep have jagged edges, or gape open usually require
stitches. So do cuts on the face, eyelids, lips, or the palm side of
the hand or fingers, where skin is taut or stretches with movement.
For best results, cuts should be sutured within eight hours --
preferably sooner -- to avoid serious risk of infection and help
Depending on what caused the cut, you may also need a tetanus shot,
which will involve a trip to your local doctor - better safe than
This article, also on vhihealthe.com, deals with how to treat cuts for
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