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Question First Aid Advice - Cutting - January 1st 2012, 03:44 PM

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Two quick questions.

1. How can you tell if you need to get medical attention as opposed to just slapping a few bandaids on yourself and calling it a day? In other words, how deep is too deep?

2. I usually cut/scratch/burn on my upper thigh or near my hipbone. Is this more or less 'safe' than other places, in terms of accidentally nicking an artery or something? I'm almostly completely medically clueless when it comes to things like this. :/