A to Z: Abrasionenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgAn abrasion is a minor scrape of the skin that can be treated easily with proper cleaning and care.abrasion, scrape, skinned, cut, wound, blood, bleeding, skinned knee10/23/201203/18/201909/02/2019c5c8aa84-1b20-41cf-a8db-432de56ef27fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-abrasion.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Scrape</strong></p> <p>An abrasion is a minor <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">scrape</a> of the skin that can be treated easily with proper cleaning and care.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>An abrasion (scrape) of the skin is usually caused by falling or rubbing against a hard surface. Cleaning immediately after the injury to remove dirt, sand, gravel, etc., is important. Keeping the wound clean until it heals will help to prevent infection.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>An abrasion can be painful but will not need <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">stitches</a>. It's not likely to leave a scar, although the affected skin might take some time to return to its normal color.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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