Causes & Symptoms Of Abrasions

by Raksha Hegde last updated -

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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.

Causes

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

Abrasion

Symptoms

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
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About the Author

As a content writer for Organic Facts, it’s no surprise that Raksha Hegde loves writing and is passionate about wellness. She’s been a television reporter, a news producer, a yoga teacher, and a wellness festival curator. She’s studied journalism at Boston University and now works in her favorite city, Mumbai. When not working, you can find her doing Yoga or Instagramming.

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