COMMON INJURY/POISON :: Minor Cuts, Scrapes, and Skin Wounds
What is an abrasion?
An abrasion is a superficial rub or wearing off of the skin, usually caused by a scrape or a "brush burn." Abrasions are usually minor injuries that can be treated at home. The skin may bleed or drain small amounts at the time of the injury.
First-aid for abrasions:
When should I call my child's physician?
Specific treatment for skin wounds will be determined by your child's physician. In general, call your child's physician for abrasions that:
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