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I fell and abraded the top of my hand. About a 2by2 area. I am using bactricin on it daily. Should I just let it air dry?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes if superficial

Good to let air get to it if superficial.
Might need to be covered by tegaderm if you are handling food.

In brief: Yes if superficial

Good to let air get to it if superficial.
Might need to be covered by tegaderm if you are handling food.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Moisture

Keeping the wound moist with antibiotic ointment will help it heal faster and prevent infection.
Crust attracts bacteria.

In brief: Moisture

Keeping the wound moist with antibiotic ointment will help it heal faster and prevent infection.
Crust attracts bacteria.
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Treatment- abrasion

I recommend aquphor ointment, available over the counter. It has a lower risk of allergic reaction than bacitracin.

In brief: Treatment- abrasion

I recommend aquphor ointment, available over the counter. It has a lower risk of allergic reaction than bacitracin.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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