How is a tear in the skin normally treated? (photo)

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Dr Chin Yee Choong
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"Dedicated to the ethical practice of Aesthetic Medicine"

Hi,


A superficial abrasion of the skin (aka torn skin) heals best in a sterile, moisture-controlled environment.

In this respect, gentle wound cleansing followed by application of an antiseptic or antibiotic ointment will help the abrasion heal quickly without complication.

A non-stick sterile dressing such as melolin or hydrocolloid dressing such as duoderm will also help in the healing process.

Hope this helps!

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