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By Bjarne Lühr Hansen PhD, MD and Philipp Skafte-Holm MD, Mentor Institute

Abrasions can almost always be treated at home. It is important that you clean the abrasions completely.

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What can you do?

There is often dirt in an abrasion, therefore, you must wash it thoroughly with water and soap until it is completely clean. An abrasion should not be covered by band-aid or bandages. The abrasion is better off drying off in the air. Thereby, a crust is formed faster.

Contact the doctor tomorrow

If there is redness and swelling of the skin around the abrasion. It can be sign of infection. If you have not been vaccinated for tetanus within the last 10 years.

Contact the doctor immediately

Very rarely necessary.