An abrasion is quite simply a surface bruise to the upper layer of your skin, known as the epidermis. It may sometimes have slight bleeding but most times you just see an area of damaged skin with redness below where the blood has accumulated.
In most cases, abrasions do not leave scars but deep abrasions are capable of causing tissue scarring. Most times, how you get an abrasion is by coming into contact with a rough surface by falling or bouncing into the surface.
Young kids, athletes and older people are the ones who mostly suffer with these but anyone can get one and they are usually nothing serious to worry about.
How to Clean an Abrasion:
You do not want to ignore the abrasion as it could become infected so you want to at least clean it up. The usual way to clean an abrasion is to simply use some mild soap in some water, or you could use an antiseptic wash if you have one at hand. Then put some antibiotic cream on the location and leave it uncovered as the fresh air is very good for helping in the healing process.
If you happen to get more than just a slight abrasion, you may need to see a doctor but in most cases you can handle this yourself with the above steps. If your abrasion is bleeding then after you wash and apply the antibiotic cream you will want to put some bandage over it. Once the bleeding has stopped you can remove the bandage and let it be exposed to the fresh air.
If you happen to get an abrasion from a rusty metal there is a chance you could get Tetanus so check to see that you received your Tetanus shot as a kid and that it is still current. Sometimes these are good for 10 years so you may need a booster just to be safe.
Here are some natural remedies for Abrasion (s); There are many and please feel free to leave a comment adding your own remedy if you know of one that isn’t listed here. Thanks for sharing.
- Aloe is a miracle herb, if you ask me, as it has so many useful applications. It is extremely effective in healing abrasions for it has antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
- Calendula Tincture – Calendula (aka marigold) is used medicinally for many purposes but for abrasions it helps with soothing the irritated area, stopping bleeding and swelling.
- Witch Hazel – commonly available and excellent for disinfecting abrasions
- Honey – this is a natural antiseptic with healing properties
- Lavender Oil – natural disinfectant
- Clove Oil – natural disinfectant
- Iodine – natural disinfectant
8. Heal Bruises and Burns
9. Pure-Heal Gel™ – Natural soothing gel provides skin support for everyday minor mishaps.
As you can see there are many natural remedies for abrasions that you can use. If you cannot stop the bleeding, please be sure to visit your doctor or emergency room if needed.
Also be sure to post a comment about what worked for you or if you know of any other natural remedies not listed here please feel free to share them here with others who are part of our community. Thanks for sharing.