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ABRASION

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Abrasion means the rubbing-off of the surface of the skin or of a mucous membrane due to some mechanical injury. Such injuries, though slight in themselves, are apt to allow the entrance of dirt-containing organisms, and so to lead to an ABSCESS or some more severe form of inflammation.

Treatment The most effective form of treatment consists in the thorough and immediate cleansing of the wound with soap and water. An antiseptic such as 1 per cent cetrimide can then be applied, and a sterile dry dressing.

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