A 16-year-old male asked:
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how long do friction burns that have bleed take to heel. will it be faster if i use healing jel?

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Dr. David Wishnew
42 years experience Wound care
Abrasions and gels: Friction burns are very shallow abrasion if the uppermost layers of the skin. Often, they are pretty painful. They heal, however, pretty rapidly. Do not let them get too dry, since that will slow the healing process. A healing gel is generally a means of adding moisture to a wound..so, yes, it would help
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
2-4 wks: A friction burn or blister that draws blood will take at least 2 weeks to heal depending on the location and the severity. Keep the area clean &protected with a clean, padded bandage daily. It's OK to use an antibiotic cream or gel as long as you don't have allergies.
Answered on Feb 27, 2016

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