Cuts and grazes
A clean cut or tear in the skin is called a laceration. Most lacerations are superficial and heal easily with self-care. Deeper lacerations may need stitches by a nurse or doctor.
A graze (or abrasion) is a scraping or rubbing away of the skin surface. Grazes
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Causes List for Abrasion
Possible causes of Abrasion (or similar symptoms) may include:2
- Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (abrasion)
- Corneal erosions (abrasion)
- Cuts (abrasion)
- Factor XIII deficiency (abrasions)
- Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency (abrasion)
- Grazes (abrasion)
- Lacerations (abrasion)
- Trachoma (constant abrasion)
Treatments for Abrasion
Self-care: If you or a family member has a cut or graze, follow these steps to help it heal well.
- Wash your hands with soap and water before and after cleaning any wound.
- If necessary use direct pressure to ...
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- Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ accidents-and-injuries/ cuts-grazes-and-puncture-wounds
- Source: Algorithmically Generated List
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