Grazes are superficial injuries caused by some of the skin being scraped off to reveal a dirty wound. It is never a priority to clean the wound immediately, usually it can be patched up with a plaster and then a short time later, cleaned properly, when in an environment where you can wash your hands, wear gloves and use gauze and water, or antiseptic wipes to clean it thoroughly.
- Clean the wound from the inside out and throw away the wipe, and then again, all the way round until the wound is completely clean and devoid of any grit or mud.
- Apply a non-adherent dressing pad, shiny side down onto the wound and secure with some micropore.
The dressing can be removed at night to allow the air to get to the wound. Avoid them soaking in a bath, or going swimming until the wound has healed properly.