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What are the best steps to take when caring for a large abrasion (road rash)?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Keep clean
Gently clean with mild soap and water; avoid products like peroxide and alcohol which will not only kill the bad bugs, but also the cells trying to regrow tissue and fight infection.
Otherwise, keep he wound moist with products like vaseline. Antibiotic ointment can be used if he wound is red, draining, or warm...But if that is true you really should see your dr. Oh, is your tetanus up to date?

In brief: Keep clean
Gently clean with mild soap and water; avoid products like peroxide and alcohol which will not only kill the bad bugs, but also the cells trying to regrow tissue and fight infection.
Otherwise, keep he wound moist with products like vaseline. Antibiotic ointment can be used if he wound is red, draining, or warm...But if that is true you really should see your dr. Oh, is your tetanus up to date?
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Wash soap/water
keep clean--twice a day soap and water.use antibiotic cream 3 times a day

In brief: Wash soap/water
keep clean--twice a day soap and water.use antibiotic cream 3 times a day
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Keep covered
Cloth tape can allow the new cells to grow across the surface .
3 m micropore tape works like a cast for a bone and healing can be accomplished depending on the width of the wound in about a week with a pinkish surface.

In brief: Keep covered
Cloth tape can allow the new cells to grow across the surface .
3 m micropore tape works like a cast for a bone and healing can be accomplished depending on the width of the wound in about a week with a pinkish surface.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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