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How to treat an abrasion/scrape? Leave it open or bandaged up?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: See below

Wash it with soap and water. If it bled it would be best to use a sterile bandage for a few days.
If only a non bleeding abrasion no bandage would be needed.

In brief: See below

Wash it with soap and water. If it bled it would be best to use a sterile bandage for a few days.
If only a non bleeding abrasion no bandage would be needed.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: Superfast healing

The real question is what not to do that slows down healing.
Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.

In brief: Superfast healing

The real question is what not to do that slows down healing.
Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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