What is an abrasion?
Skin abrasions are very common minor injuries that are typically caused by friction
from contact with a hard or rough surface. The friction causes layers of the skin
to rub off, often causing minor bleeding at the site of impact.
What are the symptoms?
Common symptoms of skin abrasions include redness, minor bleeding, and minor swelling.
Pain is often associated with skin abrasions, since nerve endings may be exposed.
What is the treatment?
A Take Care Health Provider can evaluate and clean your skin abrasion to remove
any dirt and debris and apply the necessary dressings/bandages and topical treatments
to promote proper healing and minimize scarring.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call