Abrasions or bruises are a common wound type which is more commonly seen in children. The slight tearing of the epidermal layer of the skin is called an abrasion. It is referred to as bruises in colloquial terms. Children are prone to bruises as they are more active on the field and playground where friction between the skin and stone, soil, or wood might result in an abrasion. They are characterized by slight pain, burning sensation, and little bleeding. Although, there is a great possibility of an infection if the wound is not treated properly. The treatment of abrasions includes the use of patches, gauze pads, and moreover, adhesive bandages. At Shop Wound Care, we have the perfect products to treat abrasions, from top selling brands such as BSN, Mabis, Reliamed and many more.

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Types of Abrasions

  • First-Degree Abrasion - A basic epidermal injury that does not involve bleeding or severe pain. 

  • Second-Degree Abrasion - The dermal layer of the skin might also get damaged causing a little bleeding. 

  • Third-Degree Abrasions - They are usually not called abrasions and there is a debate over this type. Some medical professional call them third-degree abrasion while some call them avulsions.

Complications in Abrasions

  • Infections are one of the first complications of any wound injury. 

  • There is a possibility that the wound might not heal. 

  • The wound might get filled with pus and might start to smell bad. 

  • Might turn into a lump of dead blood and skin cells.