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Your skin can be damaged by a range of different things. Get first aid advice on what you need to do in order to treat various injuries to the skin – both in situations where the skin is broken and where it is not.

This first aid advice for skin from St John Ambulance will give you the confidence to treat many first aid issues affecting the skin. From dealing with puncture wounds caused by animal bites, to blisters, bumps, bruises, insect stings, cuts and grazes – we give step-by-step instructions on how to provide first aid treatment for each of these.

Skin topics:

Animal bites

Bedbug bites


Bumps and bruises

Burns and scalds

Cuts and grazes

Insect stings



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