At least at one point of our lives, we will get skin abrasions made from scratching or bumping across certain surfaces. But what exactly is an abrasion? It is a wound towards the skin, but it is no deeper than the epidermis. It will cause the upper layer of the skin to rub away, and there are times when it is also caused by an allergic reaction or an insect bite. When this happens, it can induce pain, swelling, some bleeding, and sometimes oozing of fluid. There are also times when it is accompanied by a burning sensation, redness, tenderness, and itchiness. In order to treat these abrasions, you don’t have to turn towards expensive ointments as there are natural remedies you can make use, and some of the following might even already be found inside your home.
Home Remedies for Skin Abrasions
Before anything else, remember to clean the skin abrasions first. To clean it properly, wash the affected area with some antiseptic soap, along with cool and clean water. Now gently pat the affected area dry with a clean cloth. Clean the wound afterwards with a thick coat of any antiseptic cream (you can get this at your local pharmacy). Cover the abrasion with a bandage or sterile dressing. Remember to change the dressing or bandage at least once a day to avoid giving the wound any infection.
After the cleaning has been done, you can start by making use of honey to treat skin abrasions. Honey is known to be effective for this purpose because of its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Furthermore, it also assists in the risk of scarring. To use honey for this purpose, rub some of it over the affected area then put a bandage over the wound. Allow it to sit for an hour prior to removing the bandage and rinsing the wound with warm water. Use this remedy for 2- to 3-times a day for a few days for best results.
You can also make use of turmeric to heal skin abrasions. Turmeric is known to be a great remedy for minor skin problems, and it is because it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. With these properties, it assists in keeping the affected area free of infection, and it can also aid in the overall healing process. Start by mixing 1/4-teaspoon of turmeric powder with just enough water to form a paste. Apply said paste over the affected area and allow it to dry on the skin. Unlike honey, do not cover the turmeric powder with bandage or anything else. Repeat this procedure 2- to 3-times a day for a few days for best results.