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Oral Mucosa Trauma

Oral Mucosa Trauma

Skin abrasions are cuts or scrapes that happen when the top layer of the skin is torn. They are most often minor. You may just need to clean the area and cover it with a bandage. You may need to go to the doctor if you have a more serious wound.

Name

Skin Abrasions

About this topic

Skin abrasions are cuts or scrapes that happen when the top layer of the skin is torn. They are most often minor. You may just need to clean the area and cover it with a bandage. You may need to go to the doctor if you have a more serious wound.

What drugs may be needed?

Prevent or fight an infection,Prevent scars

What problems could happen?

Infection,Scars

Body systems

Dermatologic,Emergency Medicine

What are other common names?

Carpet Burns,Cuts and Scrapes,Excoriation,Friction Burns,Road Rash,Rope Burns,Rug Burns,Skin Scrapes,Skin Wounds

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