Pain & Itch Spray for Minor Scrapes
Most scrapes can successfully be treated at home. How can you tell if it should be treated at home?
- If it is a small scrape
- If it is easily cleaned out
- The bleeding stops by itself
- You or your loved one has had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years, if it’s an easily cleaned, minor wound, or within the last 5 years, if it’s a deeper, dirtier wound.1,2,3
Make sure to see a doctor if you see signs of infection, such as redness, worsening pain, drainage or swelling.
How a scrape heals depends on the depth, size, and location of the scrape. Following some simple steps and using Dermoplast® can help the body heal. So whether it’s pain relief, or pain relief and preventing infection, Dermoplast products are prepared to comfort.
The maximum OTC pain reliever, benzocaine, numbs the pain and itching of scrapes.
- Hospital strength pain relieving ingredient
- No-touch application
- Aloe and other ingredients to moisturize the skin
- Safe and effective for children ages 2 and older
How to Treat a Scrape
Stop the Bleeding
- Always wash your hands before treating a wound
- If the scrape doesn’t stop bleeding on its own, apply gentle pressure with a clean bandage or cloth
- Consider raising the injured area, if possible, to help slow the flow of blood3
Clean the Wound
It’s important to thoroughly clean the wound as soon as possible, to reduce the chance of infection and scarring.1
To prevent infection, clean out any dirt and debris in your wound to prevent infection. To do this1:
- Use tweezers cleaned with rubbing alcohol to gently remove any dirt, splinters, glass, gravel or other debris from the scrape 4
- Flush the scrape out with lots of cool, clean water3
- If the wound is deep or dirty after rinsing it out, talk to a doctor about treatment1
- Don't use hydrogen peroxide or iodine, because it could irritate skin that's already damaged.3
- Gently pat dry with a clean gauze pad4
Help the Skin Heal
Once the wound is clean, there are few more things to consider aiding the healing process. Applying petroleum jelly or an antibacterial ointment can keep a scrape moist and help with wound healing.3
Using Dermoplast will provide pain relief of inflammation, ingredients to keep the skin moisturized, and the option of an antiseptic agent to help prevent infection. The no-touch application also helps to lessen the pain when treating the wound.
If a rash appears, it could be a sign of an allergic reaction. Stop using the ointment or Dermoplast and consult a doctor. Always use as directed.
Covering the Scrape
Most minor scrapes heal without forming a scab and don’t need to be bandaged. However, a bandage can keep the area clean and prevent reinjury.1,3
- Replace the bandage daily, or when it gets wet or dirty
- Before putting on a new bandage, inspect the scraped area for signs of infection3
Symptoms to Watch for When Treating at Home
Be aware, a scrape may continue to ooze small amounts of blood. Be sure to keep an eye on the scrape during the healing process and check with a doctor if any of the following occur4:
- Signs of infection develop, such as such as redness, worsening pain, drainage or swelling3
Stop use of Dermoplast if:
- Conditions worsen or symptoms persist for more than 7 days
- Symptoms clear up and occur again within a few days
- Itching, rash, or irritation develops
- Kaji AH. Wounds. Merck Manual Consumer Version Web site. https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/injuries-and-poisoning/first-aid/wounds. Accessed April 2018.
- Wound management and tetanus prophylaxis. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/image?imageKey=PEDS%2F610873. Accessed April 2018.
- Cuts and scrapes: first aid. Mayo Clinic Web site. https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/ART-20056711. Updated November 15, 2017. Accessed March 2018.
- Schlesselman LS. Scrapes, cuts and bruises. Pharmacy Times. July 1, 2003. http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2003/2003-07/2003-07-7311. Accessed April 2018.