A genital injury is a bruise or cut around the genital area. They are usually minor bruises (with swelling) or cuts that heal in 3 or 4 days.
For minor cuts, wash the area with soap and water for 5 minutes. Then apply pressure for 10 minutes with a sterile gauze to stop bleeding. Apply an antibiotic ointment (OTC) twice daily.
For bruising or swelling, apply a cold, wet compress or cold pack for 20 minutes (if tolerated). Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen as needed for pain relief. Don't use aspirin because it may prolong the bleeding.
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