Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Abrasion in Children

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First-Aid for Abrasions

- Calm your child and let him or her know you can help
- Wash your hands well Wash the abraded area well with soap and water, but do not scrub the wound.
- Remove any dirt particles from the area and let the water from the faucet run over it for several minutes. A dirty abrasion that is not well cleaned can cause scarring.
- Apply an antiseptic lotion or cream.
- Cover the area with an adhesive bandage or gauze pad if the area is on the hands or feet, or if it's likely to drain onto clothing.
- Change the dressing often.
- Check the area each day and keep it clean and dry.
- Avoid blowing on the abrasion, as this can cause germs to grow.

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