How To Treat Scrapes
Overview Of Scrapes
Slight scrapes can be treated efficiently at home. Home treatment can stop infection and encourage healing. If you do not have a high possibility of infection, do not have other wounds, and do not require a tetanus injection or an assessment by a GP, you can clean and dress a scrape at home.
- Stop the blood loss with direct force to the wound.
- Certain products can be placed to the skin to help stop minor bleeding of cuts, grazes, or scrapes. Before you purchase or apply a non-prescription product, make sure you read the label properly and follow the label’s guidelines when you apply the product.
- After you have controlled the bleeding, evaluate your symptoms to decide if you need medical assistance.
- A scrape might continue to secrete slight amounts of blood for up to one hour.
Make Sure You Clean The Wound
Make sure the wound is clean to decrease the possibility of infection and blemishing.
- Remove any fragments from the scrape.
- Let water run over the affected area. Cleaning the wound will eliminate as much dirt, fragments, and germs as possible, which will decrease the possibility of infection.
- Rinse the wound for about 5 minutes with clean water and soap. Some products are obtainable for cleaning the wound that will also numb the region so cleaning doesn’t sting as much. Make sure you read the product label before using it.
- Wash softly with a face cloth. Mild scrubbing might be required if the wound is unclean. Cleansing your scrape will possibly hurt and might increase bleeding, but it is essential to clean the wound properly.
- Check to see whether you require a tetanus injection.
- You might have a localized response to a tetanus injection. Symptoms consist of warmness, inflammation, and irritation to the skin where the injection is given. A mild fever might occur. Home treatment can help decrease the pain.