Scrapes and scratches: Home care and basic treatment

Sep 23, 2020 12:22:00 PM / by Lone Star Family Health Communications posted in Basic treatment, Home care


Author: Joseph Whitt, MD

A scrape on the knee, a scratch on the hand, a cut on the elbow – such minor injuries are often mildly painful and harken back to days spent outdoors as a child. Cuts, scrapes, bruises, and scratches often accumulate in the pediatric population as a result of their recreational outdoor activities, but such minor traumas are not exclusively reserved to the domain of the children. Mowing your yard, cleaning out the garage, weeding your garden, riding your bike, and playing with your pet are easy ways to sustain a mild, superficial skin injury.

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