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-donating 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? » How to save a choking child Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR 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. 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? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Eduloan offers affordable education finance Like us on facebook!