Was the skin likely to break- if so, how many cuts until it would? How about swelling- I've read that the legs can swell significantly, but again the hands are more bony, so would this change things? How much functionality would a person have after, say, 6 lashes on their hand? What would be the progression of the welts be like- how long would the welts stay rigid, stay red, stay bruised? How long after would the pain recede, and restricted/normal function return? Would their be scarring? Would there be nerve damage? Would there be a difference between being made to hold the hand out in the air, compared to someone holding it down on a table (i.e. having a solid surface beneath the hand rather than just air)?
Another big thing is treatment- I would guess that applying ice/cold water, then cleaning/disinfecting any open cuts and lastly bandaging would be the go to procedure, but I haven't really found any solid info about this at all. Ideas?
Last off, what would be the difference between using an actual cane and using something like a belt/leather strap to all the above?
Setting: Modern times- hypothetical situation where a (strong, angry, vengeful) teacher canes a kid in a country where corporal punishment has been banned. The characters have access to a first aid room at a sporting facility, but the medic who normally works there has gone home and isn't available to them. One character gets hand blisters from playing tennis- would his knowledge of how to treat his own hands help for the caned hands?
Search terms: tried in both google and my university library database- corporal punishment, caning, caning hands, caned hands treatment, corporal punishment schools, caned hands schools, caning hands schools 1800s