Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.


Abdominal Abrasion Overview

Another name for Abdominal Abrasion is Abrasion of the Abdomen.

What is an abrasion of the abdomen?
A person with an abrasion of the abdomen has a scratch or scrape to the skin on the abdomen. A superficial abrasion removes only the outermost layer of skin. A deep abrasion may remove all of the skin layers. Normally, the skin is a natural barrier to bacteria on the skin surface. When layers of skin are removed, a skin infection may occur.

What are the symptoms of an abrasion of the abdomen?
Symptoms of an abrasion of the abdomen include minor bleeding, pain around the abrasion, and skin tenderness.

How does the doctor treat an abrasion of the abdomen?
Superficial abrasions of the abdomen can be treated safely at home. Treatment includes cleansing the wound gently, removing dirt, applying antibiotic ointment, and covering the wound with a bandage. Large or deep abrasions of the abdomen may require tetanus immunization and surgery.

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