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What is an abrasion?

An abrasion is a kind of skin injury where the upper layer (the epidermis) is torn off. This is a minor wound and can be treated at home without needing a visit to the doctor and usually heals within a few days only. The wound may contain dirt and other particles which may lead to infection if not cleaned. Abrasions commonly occur to those who are constantly moving or those who are playing sports as they ma ...

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First Aid Treatment for Open Wound

Almost everyone will experience an open wound at some point in their lives. Fortunately, most of these open wounds are considered minor can be treated at home with appropriate first aid. An open wound is an injury to the body that causes an external or internal break in the body tissue, commonly the skin. There are three types of bleeding in an open wound in decreasing severity: arterial bleeding, venous bl ...

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