What it is: The upper layer of skin is rubbed or grazed as a result of friction. This wound is not much of a bleeder.
What to do: Wash injured area with soap and water. Put antiseptic ointment on it. To protect the wound from any re-injury and exposure to dirt that may lead to infection, cover it with a sterile dressing or adhesive bandage. Mervin Baloaloa, R.N., emergency room nurse at the Manila East Medical Center warns, “Do not use alcohol in washing wounds because masyadong mahapdi sa sugat; lalong iiyak ang bata.”
Alvin Silverio, M.D. emergency medicine consultant, Marikina Valley Medical Center and Manila East Medical Center
Mervin Baloaloa, R.N., emergency room nurse, Manila East Medical Center