Now people suffer from abrasions problem. There are so many causes why it happened and its solutions are not so hard but a little bit tricky.
Today we’re talking about ways to deal with abrasions safely dealing with those scrapes, those bruises, the things our kids are getting, especially the summertime.
What is an Abrasion
There is we have tips on how to treat road rash and first of all what is an abrasion?
Abrasion is when our little kiddos are running down the street or riding their bike and they fall off and they get that little scrape on their skin.
It’s the first layer of skin that rubs off kind of like road rash or is what you typically hear and that is a great example.
how often are you guys seeing things like this in the ER, you shouldn’t really be seeing this right. I know we don’t see this often but it’s something that we, we know that notice that a lot of people don’t know. Care for simple home tips that they can do to properly care and dress the wound.
Well, and that’s what you guys do. You’re going to help us out. So, we know when, when to not bother these women with, with other things going on. So, okay.
Assess the Wound
The first tip is about the wound. the first tip is to assess the wound okay. If it is bleeding excessively and if you see blood spurting out of any area of the wound or an object has entered the body in any way, then you don’t want to pull it out and you want to call 911.
So let me ask you this to like, we’re not talking like a sliver and we’re talking if you know, your kiddo falls gets in a bicycle accident and it has but I mean like a laceration.
If they fall off their bike and they get a really deep laceration cut that is maybe spurting blood that could have, you know, get an artery and that’s an extreme case. but I just wanted to throw that that if they fall off the bike and they get, um, a big piece of wood.
Stuck in their body anywhere, like just don’t pull it out, just call 911 and have that assessed by a medical professional.
But you are saying if there’s something like gravel or something like that, you can. Yeah. Um, Aaron, what is that? Something you should address that and in there, um, always make sure that you wash your hands before you touch any open wounds.
Clean the Wound
Make sure that you, if there is some gravel or some dirt that you can gently wash that out, don’t rub the wound.
Just try and irrigate it as much as possible and then don’t put hydrogen peroxide or alcohol on it. So that’s like cause that’s something I would do and growing up that’s what our moms did.
Actually, don’t just wash it with warm water, mild soap, and just make sure there’s no dirt or debris in there and just clean it out really well with clean hands important.
Removing the gunk in there or stopping the bleeding is number one. So, if it is bleeding excessively, then you want to get a clean rag.
If you happen to have sterile gauze and hold pressure a few minutes, even if there’s gunk in there you want to stop the bleeding.
Once the bleeding has stopped, then you can start to, um, clean it and get the debris out and you want to get that out as well. Infection can happen with things on the ground.
Getting entering the skin that’s how infections can I ask you a question? yes for anyone who’s going to the beach a lot of times, like, you’ll be on the rocks, you’ll cut your foot on a rock or something.
Then you’ve got to walk to get somewhere to and you get the sand all up in there and I remember when we were in Hawaii trying to get every little piece of sand out, is that important to do.
I mean for you dress the wound as much as possible, right? I mean, you should get out as much as possible I would think.
This is hard when it’s sand, but you really do need to take the time and then you just watch for signs of infection.
If you notice that pain is worsening, there’s redness around the area, it starts to smell funny or oozing, and any sort of substance, then you should probably see a dog.
The last one is dressing the wound and the question is how much pressure do you want to put on the door?
If it’s not bleeding, you don’t really need to put any pressure on it and little kids love to have band-aids on it makes them feel safer so covered up.
If it’s not a major and you know, major road rash, you don’t really need to wear anything, but you can cover it up for comfort.
You can put a thin layer of gauze and people like to use an antibacterial ointment but it doesn’t necessarily need to be covered.
But for kids, they do like to have something there that makes them feel safe absolutely these are great tips.
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