first aid


Question by  101cool (1)

What do I do about a bad scrape to my leg?

I was climbing a fence. The scrape hurts really bad.


Answer by  chienar (65)

Cleanse the area with soap and water to remove debris. Apply an anti-infective cream or ointment to the area, such as neosporin. Cover with a bandage of the appropriate size, not too tightly. Once bandaged, you can take an over the counter pain medication for the pain. Monitor the area for signs of infection. Call a doctor if it worsens.


Answer by  km8738 (1917)

The best, least invasive approach to a scrape is to clean in every so often and make sure not to get any dirt in the wound... It will heal itself in a short while.

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