Home > Medical > First aid > Wounds and bleeding Wounds and bleeding All sections in First Aid » About First Aid » Bites and Stings » Breathing Emergencies » Burns » Crime » Drowning » Eye Injuries » FAqs » Head & Spinal Injuries » Health Tips » Heat Emergencies & Hypothermia » Multimedia » First Aid News » Real-life Story » Removing Foreign Objects » Safety First » Shock » Medical Emergencies » Sprains, Fractures and Dislocations » The Basics » Unconsciousness » Wounds & Bleeding Bleeding Minor bleeding can usually be treated at home with simple washing and bandaging the wound. Nosebleeds Nosebleeds are common, and can usually be treated at home. Self-donation of blood While the risk of receiving contaminated blood by means of a blood transfusion is minimal, no blood is as safe as your own. So why not donate it to yourself before a big operation? Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR Breathe for me Gunshot wounds South Africa has the highest rate of gun-related murders in the world. What physically happens when you get shot? Crushed fingers and blood under the nail Do you know what to do in the case of crushed fingers? Or when you have blood under your nail? Signs of infection Do you know when a wound has become infected? Learn more about when medical care is needed. First aid for cuts What should you do if you have a cut? And where are stitches necessary? Don't be toothless after a hard knock Having a tooth knocked out is traumatic. But if you follow a few simple rules, you might be able to save it. When should you get a tetanus shot? Tetanus is a potentially fatal bacterial disease but can fortunately be prevented through vaccination. First aid for nosebleeds Nosebleeds can be treated successfully at home. Here is what you should do. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.