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Grazes: Skin abrasion treatment

 

What is a graze?

  • Superficial injury where the top layer of skin is torn or scraped off
  • Commonly caused by sliding falls
  • Road dirt and gravel can become embedded in the wound and can cause infection if not cleaned or removed properly
  • Grazes can be quite painful

Graze treatment

  • Stop the bleeding by elevating the limb and applying local pressure to the area
  • Clean the wound of foreign bodies, dirt & debris
  • Do NOT remove large objects (e.g large pieces of glass, as this may cause further damage and more bleeding
  • Refer the customer to a doctor for treatment
  • Use an antiseptic if necessary

Always seek medical advice if the graze:

  • Won't stop bleeding
  • Cannot be cleaned properly or if there are particles that cannot be removed
  • Causes loss of function
  • Becomes infected

Refer to a health care professional if the patient has underlying medical conditions.

Treatment options

ALLEVYN LIFE ALLEVYN Adhesive OPSITE Post-Op

 

Consider SOLOSITE when grazes are dry.

This product may not be right for you. Always read the label and instructions for use before purchase.

If symptoms worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your healthcare professional.