Managing your skin injury starts with keeping it clean in order to avoid infection or tetanus. To clean the injury, use water without soap, but use soap and water to clean the area outside of the cut or scrape. Also, be sure to keep antibiotic ointment on your wound to prevent infection. Finally, make sure to cover the skin injury and change the bandage at least once a day or more often if they become wet or dirty in order to prevent infection.
You can also manage your skin injury on a daily basis by taking care of yourself, being sure to eat a proper diet and remain hydrated. This is especially important in burn victims.
If you have a large wound, a severe burn, or you think your skin injury might be infected, contact a doctor.