Minor Cuts, Scrapes, and Skin Wounds
Children's days are filled with running, jumping, bicycling, sports, and other fun activities that keep them active and "on-the-go" from morning until night. Along with the fun comes an occasional cut, bruise, or tumble. Luckily, most of these injuries are not serious and can be handled with some simple first-aid interventions at home. However, there are times when a physician's care is needed.
Specific treatment for skin wounds and injuries will be determined by your child's physician. In general, call your child's physician for skin injuries that are:
Also call your child's physician if:
Listed in the directory below is some additional information about minor cuts, scrapes, and skin wounds, for which we have provided a brief overview.
If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Common Childhood Injuries and Poisonings Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.
It is important to remember the health information found on this website is for reference only not intended to replace the advice and guidance of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.
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