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If you have the following symptom, evaluate it first.

  • A cut that may need stitches, staples, or skin adhesives: Go to the topic Cuts.

Do you have bleeding from a scrape?

Has a scrape removed all the layers of skin (avulsion injury)?

Are you unable to adequately clean a scrape using home treatment?

Do you think you have an infection?

Do you have a scrape that may need stitches, staples, or skin adhesives?

Do you know or think you need a tetanus shot?

Do you have a scrape that is not healing?

If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.

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Last Updated: June 06, 2012
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