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What causes an abrasion to have clearish-brown fluid come out of it?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Natural Process

When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling.
The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered.

In brief: Natural Process

When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling.
The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Abrasion

Any opening in the skin will allow fluids to leave the body.
The normal fluids that leave a wound are blood and body fluid, the latter which has a yellowish clear coloration to it. Any question about the drainage or the color or odor or quantity should be addressed by a clinician as soon as possible.

In brief: Abrasion

Any opening in the skin will allow fluids to leave the body.
The normal fluids that leave a wound are blood and body fluid, the latter which has a yellowish clear coloration to it. Any question about the drainage or the color or odor or quantity should be addressed by a clinician as soon as possible.
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Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Body fluid and blood

Is it really brown, or more orange / straw colored ? Abrasions are superficial wounds that penetrate the skin to the level of blood vessels.
It may bleed or it may just ooze what is called serous fluid. Make sure you keep the wound clean and if it is draining keep it covered with a sterile dressing.

In brief: Body fluid and blood

Is it really brown, or more orange / straw colored ? Abrasions are superficial wounds that penetrate the skin to the level of blood vessels.
It may bleed or it may just ooze what is called serous fluid. Make sure you keep the wound clean and if it is draining keep it covered with a sterile dressing.
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