Causes & Symptoms Of Abrasions

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Abrasions are caused when the epidermis, which is the uppermost layer of the skin, peels off. This results in a wound which can cause pain, inflammation, and bleeding on and around the affected area.


Abrasions can be caused due to the following reasons:

  • Rubbing off skin against surfaces
  • Due to playing and roughhousing
  • Getting into an accident
  • Adventurous activities like trekking



The following are the symptoms associated with abrasions:

  • Formation of scratches and wounds on and around the affected area
  • The skin surrounding the wound appears reddish in color
  • Pain, irritation, and burning sensation in the wounded area
  • Severe itching
  • Swelling due to bleeding from the blood vessels Protection Status
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Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes learning never really stops. She has completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and is currently pursuing “Introduction to Food and Health” e-course offered by Stanford University, US. 

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