A female asked:
my 6 year old fell off his bike and has major road rash on his face. what can we do to prevent scarring?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider answered
35 years experience Pediatrics
Prevent infection: The two things most likely to cause scarring are infection and exposure to the sun. You should keep the area from being exposed to the sun by wearing a hat with a large visor, staying out of the sun, and using sunscreen once the abrasions have started healing. You can apply an antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin for a few days and watch for redness, pus or swelling: see a doctor if those occur.
Answered on Jul 12, 2014
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