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When should I call my doctor if I have an abrasion?

Reasons to call a healthcare professional for an abrasion:
  • If infection sets in. (This will take at least 24 hours. The signs of infection are redness on uninjured area around wound; increased tenderness; thick, white or yellow-green pus; red streaks; swelling; warmth in the area; or a fever.)
  • If the abrasion doesn't heal in 2 weeks.

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