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Small Cuts and Scrapes

Small cuts and scrapes are often viewed as part of childhood and growing up. Most cuts and scrapes are minor injuries that can be treated at home. The skin opening may bleed or drain a small amount of fluid.

First-aid for cuts and scrapes:

When should I call my child's physician?

Specific treatment for cuts and scrapes that require more than minor treatment at home will be determined by your child's physician. In general, call your child's physician for cuts and scrapes that are:

Also call your child's physician if:

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Online Resources of Common Childhood Injuries & Poisonings


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