Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

how long do abrasions take to heal

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
Abrasion: An uncomplicated abrasion will heal in a couple of weeks.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Corneal abrasion: Depends on the size. The larger the abrasion, the longer it takes the corneal epithelial cells to grow across the abrasion surface and heal. For a s ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Varies: Usually a couple of days. Can be longer if you get an infection, are diabetic, or have a corneal problem like dryness or dystrophy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Depends: Healing depends on what caused the injury, how badly the eye is damaged and what treatment has beem started. Resting the eye is usually helpful too.
2
2 thanks
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Ophthalmologist: Visit an ophthalmologist for best care and follow-up of this conjunctival abrasion. Redness and pain are concerning.
1
1 thank
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
20 years experience Dermatology
Pigmentation.: You are describing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation which is a condition whereby the skin darkens after trauma or other inflammatory processes. It ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: From weeks to months. Some never totally go away.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends if you hyper: Pigment after abrasion or not. If you have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occur after any kind of skin issue, it can take months or a couple year ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
17 years experience Family Medicine
Can be few weeks: Can take up to few weeks for scab to completely resolve, you might get a new scab on top, do not pick on it as it can cause scarring, and avoid direct ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lichtenstein
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually Overnight: Amber, If you had an uncomplicated corneal abeasion, not caused by contact lens wear, you should be feeling better by the next day. Do not rub the ey ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month