A member asked:

Me and my sister had a fight yesterday and she scratched me on my cheek, the scrape/scratch is fresh and i applied vaseline and a plaster at the top.

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Dr. Frank Holmes answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Wound care: Facial scratches tend to heal quickly since the blood supply to this area is so good. Try to avoid letting it scab, as this causes more scarring. Vaseline is a good choice to keep the wound moist and allow the edges of the skin to come together. If you are worried about infection, then bacitracin (not Neosporin) would be a good choice. Apply an ointment 2 times/day for 3-7 days or until healed.

Answered 1/29/2017



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