(HealthDay News) -- Cuts are openings in the skin and can be deep, smooth or jagged. Minor cuts may be treated at home, says MedlinePlus. However, in some instances you should contact a medical professional.
Call 911 if:
Bleeding is severe or cannot be stopped.
The person cannot feel the injured area.
The person is seriously injured.
Call your doctor if:
The wound is large or deep.
The person has been bitten by a person or animal.
The cut was caused by a rusty object.
The wound shows signs of infection.
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