I managed to gash a deep hole in my foot two days ago and boy was it sore. Much swearing and hopping occurred.
This is after I had cleaned it up and stopped the bleeding. The trouble here is that it's right on a flexi bit of the foot and everytime I move my foot it opens up. Antiseptic creams here are a must together with pressure until the bleeding stops. Then I use my go-to medical must have. Liquid plaster!
In my experience using this boosts the healing process enormously and so I sit very still and apply layers, allowing it to dry between each application before covering it in a light but breathable silver plaster. I am intending to go hiking in the South Island so this needs to heal fast! :)