Hand injury: how to make a wound heal quickly?

Without proper protection, your hands are directly exposed to the risk of injury (including cuts and punctures). Whether in the workplace or when working at home, you are not safe from a hand accident with a skin wound.

How do you treat a cut on your hand? How can you make a wound heal quickly? ROSTAING informs you.

How to treat a hand wound?

First of all, it is important to assess the severity of the skin wound, but also to take into account the state of health of the injured person. Here are the correct steps to take to  to treat a cut on the hand. 

Assessing the severity of the cut

First, take the time to examine the wound and determine whether it is a superficial cut or a deep cut.

In the first case, the two edges of the cut are close together and cannot be pulled apart. The wound is small and only affects the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue. The good news is that it can be treated without calling a doctor.

In the case of a deep cut, the two edges of the skin are far apart and the wound is wide open and affects tendons, muscles, nerves and blood vessels or even bone.

In this case, it is preferable to administer first aid to the victim and to call the emergency services (fire brigade or ambulance).

Cleaning the cut

The next step is to clean the wound with soap and water as follows:

  1. Work from the centre outwards to remove dirt and foreign bodies. Make sure you use ONLY a clean, smooth gauze pad or cloth. Do not rub the wound! Use a tapping motion.
  2. Rinse the wound with clear, warm water and take care not to run the water directly over the wound.
  3. Disinfect the wound with an antiseptic solution: do not use alcohol (it slows down healing) or mercurochrome (the latter could mask foreign bodies).
  4. Cover the wound with a compress if it is bleeding heavily. If necessary, leave the wound open to the air to accelerate healing.

CAUTION: If limbs have been severed, wrap them in a clean cloth and then in an airtight plastic bag to put them on ice.

How to heal a wound on the hand faster?

How can you make a wound heal quickly especially a wound on the hand? First of all, you need to be patient and meticulous.

If the wound is shallow, not too extensive, well cleaned and dry, then it is possible to use adhesive suture strips. These will allow the wound to heal more easily and quickly by bringing the edges of the skin together.

They must be stuck on within 6 hours of the cut to achieve good results.

Here’s how to do it: 

  1. Place the first strip of suture in the centre of the cut and perpendicular to it, keeping the edges close together.
  2. Then apply the other strips in the same way at about 3 millimetres each.
  3. Finish by placing two healing strips on either side of the skin wound, parallel to those already glued.

It is also possible to apply a healing cream or aloe vera gel after the wound has closed, in order to obtain a more aesthetic scar. To do this, ask your pharmacist for advice first.

How to prevent cuts on the hand with protective gloves?

One of the best ways to prevent skin wounds due to cuts on the hand is wear protective gloves when doing DIY or gardening work, and of course in the workplace as part of your safety policy.

For example, the ROSTAING cut protection range includes more than 40 models that have achieved the highest level of cut protection (F) in the ISO 13997 test.

Cut resistant gloves


Hand injury: how to make a wound heal quickly?

The BLACKTACTIL glove is the first glove to have obtained level F for cuts. With maximum cut resistance, it is particularly appreciated for its comfort and second skin effect thanks to its ergonomic technological knit.


Hand injury: how to make a wound heal quickly?

The DURANIT-ULTRA glove is part of our innovative DURA3 range.

The glove has an ultra-resistant technological mesh that guarantees maximum cut resistance (cut level F), effortless freedom of movement and an incredible second skin effect. DURANIT-ULTRA is 3 times more durable thanks to its innovative nitrile coating and reinforcement on the first wear area thumb/index.


Hand injury: how to make a wound heal quickly?

The glove is designed for welding operations as well as metal forming and stamping. It protects against the risks of high cuts (level E). It is also resistant to contact heat up to 100°C and has a high resistance to molten metal splashes. Finally, the PROSOUD/1 glove meets the requirements of EN 12477/ TYPE A (Welder’s standard).

Anti-puncture gloves


Hand injury: how to make a wound heal quickly?

The RIPDEXG glove is part of our innovative PERFORAZOR range. 

This glove also has the maximum performance levels against mechanical risks (EN 388). It therefore perfectly meets the 2 main requirements for handling razor wire, namely cutting (level F with Newton resistance of 62N) and perforation.

Finally, thanks to the oil and water repellent treated leather, the RIPDEXG glove retains its grip in wet or oily environments.


Hand injury: how to make a wound heal quickly?

The RESCUEPRO glove has been designed for the intensive and heavy-duty work in the construction and public works sector and has the highest levels of mechanical resistance.

The glove is also perfectly suited to the home user for heavy duty DIY work at home.

The glove is standardised for its protection against shocks and impacts on the back of the hand.

Developed and tested by the fire brigade, it is a guarantee of performance for all your operations.

And to raise awareness of hand protection from an early age, we invite you to discover the ZAMIS range for the very young! 

Would you like to know more about our product ranges for preventing cuts on the hand? 

Consult our 2022 catalogue to discover all our PPE protective gloves.

Would you like to place an order or become a ROSTAING retailer? Let us know at commercial@rostaing.fr.

For any other question about our offer and our products, our product engineers are at your disposal: product@rostaing.fr.