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Abrasions, also known as scrapes, are wounds where one or more layers of your skin have been removed by rubbing or tearing. Most scrapes don’t bleed a lot, and they typically heal quickly.

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Abrasion treatment

A minor scrape can be treated at home by keeping the wound clean while it heals. If the abrasion is large, deep or contaminated, you should seek medical treatment.

Call a medical provider for your abrasion if:

  • The abrasion is on the face

  • Bleeding is heavy or hard to stop

  • There is numbness in the area of the wound

  • You think the wound may be contaminated

  • You’re not seeing daily improvement of the wound

  • There are signs of infection

Signs of infection include:

  • Increased pain, swelling, temperature, or redness

  • Red streaks

  • Pus

  • Fever

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When should you visit us for abrasion treatment?

If you’re concerned about an abrasion, WellNow Urgent Care is here for you. Proper treatment can help prevent infection, scarring, and other complications. Check in online or walk in to a WellNow location nearest you.

This medical information has been reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Robert Birenbaum, Chief
Medical Officer for WellNow Urgent Care

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Injuries We Treat

WellNow Urgent Care can help when you or a family member is hurt. Our dedicated medical team will provide prompt, comprehensive and compassionate care to help you get better, faster.

This list contains are most frequently treated injuries. If you are experiencing pain from an injury not listed or are unsure of the source of your discomfort, visit a WellNow Urgent Care clinic near you or start a virtual care session.

A - E

Abscesses and Cysts
Back Pain
Cuts and Lacerations
Dog Bites
Eye Complaints

F - Z

Foreign Body Removal
Insect Bites and Stings
Minor Head Injuries
Sprained Ankle