Abrasion

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Abrasion
Overall:

An area of open flesh caused by rubbing and/or scraping against an unyielding surface.

Notes:
Related Herbs: Alder, Burdock, Celandine, Chervil, Chickweed, Colt's Foot, Comfrey, Coriander, Daisy, Goldenrod, Horsetail, Little Daisy, Marigold, Red Dock, Sage, Thyme, Willow, Yarrow, Yellow Dock,
Related Symptoms:
Mild Cases
Details:

In mild cases the skin is only just opened to the flesh below.

Duration: The wound should be healed within 2 days.
Treatment:
  • Immediately Gently clean the wound (preferably in moving water).
  • Keep the wound clean while it heals.
Residual Effects:

Thin skin in the area of the wound for 1-2 days.

Complications:

Low potential for an infection to set in.

Moderate Cases
Details:

In moderate cases the skin is fully opened and bleeding well.

Duration: The wound should be healed within 1 week.
Treatment:
  • Immediately Gently clean the wound (preferably in moving water).
  • Apply cleansing herbs once the wound is cleaned.
  • Keep the wound clean while it heals.
Residual Effects:

Moderate probability for scarring to occur.

Complications:

Thin skin in the area of the wound for 3-7 days.
Moderate potential for an infection to set in.Thin skin in the area of the wound for 1-2 weeks.
High potential for infection to set in.

Severe Cases
Details:

In severe cases the skin is open and the flesh underneath is damaged.

Duration: 2 or more weeks
Treatment:
  • Immediately Gently clean the wound (preferably in moving water).
  • Apply cleansing herbs once the wound is cleaned.
  • Keep the wound clean while it heals.
Residual Effects:

High probability for scarring to occur.

Complications:

Thin skin in the area of the wound for 1-2 weeks.
High potential for infection to set in.