For the same reason you should always wash your hands when treating a wound, you should make sure cuts and grazes are properly cleaned. Dirt and debris can get into the wound when the accident happens, spreading bacteria around the body. To help prevent infection, rinse the area with clean water removing anything you can see in the cut. If you notice anything embedded in the area do not attempt to remove it yourself, instead you should seek medical assistance. Antiseptic wipes or spray are useful for when you’re out and about without access to clean water and need to quickly clean a small cut or graze. Antiseptic products also ensure all bacteria in the wound is killed instantly, reducing the risk of developing an infection.