Abrasions are superficial skin wounds that are shallow and do not extend past the epidermal skin barrier. There is usually a small amount of bleeding and discomfort resulting from a abrasion. Most abrasions are minor and can be treated at home with cleaning the wound and keeping it covered. However, if the cut is deeper or injury has occurred to other parts such as blood vessels, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, bones, or internal organs Urgent Care LA can evaluate and treat the abrasion in the office. Additionally, follow up visits for wound checks and suture removal are included with the initial consultation.

When you have an abrasion here are some tips before seeking medical treatment;

  • Hold pressure to stop the bleeding
  • Clean the wound and remove any dirt or debris to prevent infections
  • Keep the area clean and dry
  • Determine if you need a tetanus shot