Skin that is rubbed directly against a rough, sharp surface causes an open wound in the skin called an abrasion. These wounds don’t bleed a lot, but they can be
painful because sometimes, they expose multiple nerve endings in the skin.
Foot abrasions can range from mild to severe. Falls from cars are the most common cause of hand and foot injuries. In addition, chapped skin can also occur whenever the skin is in direct friction with a rough, rough surface.
Not only that, sometimes contact with fast moving objects can also cause skin abrasions. How to treat the wound: Wash the wound with mild soap with clean water or a mild antiseptic solution, apply ointment or antibiotic to the wound.
Use a dry, sterile gauze bandage to cover the wound. Clean, examine the wound and change the dressing every day until the scratch is completely healed.
Also, after you have scratched your skin, you should get a tetanus shot if you’re not sure if you’ve had a tetanus shot or it’s been too long since your last shot.
Tetanus is an acute infectious disease in which the muscles contract spontaneously. The spores of tetanus-producing bacteria are found in the natural environment, so any dirt or debris that gets on damaged skin like a scratch puts you at risk for tetanus.
Once the wound has healed, stop using the topical antibiotic and replace it with a moisturizer to keep your skin soft. How to make scratches heal quickly : If you want the wound to heal quickly and limit scarring, you need to note a few things:
Treat the wound immediately to reduce the risk of scarring. Make sure to keep the wound clean. Avoid picking or poking the affected area while the wound is healing.