Cuts Or Scrapes

Get Your Cuts And Scrapes Treated At Family Urgent Care​

Imagine slicing bread for breakfast and ending up with a painful cut on your thumb or your child skidding the knee during a basketball match. 

These cuts and scrapes seem like no big deal to most people as they prefer home care. But if ignored or not treated properly, minor injuries can get infected and lead to other complications. 

If you have a deep cut that is bleeding continuously or you’re worried that this simple cut could turn into a painful infection, we have got your back! It is time to get your first aid and reduce the risk of getting your wound infected. 

At Family Urgent Care, we have a team of experienced and trained health providers who are ready to provide immediate medical care to you or your child, minimizing the risk of developing an infection. You can walk in or even book an appointment before visiting our urgent care clinic.

When Can You Visit Family Urgent Care For A Cut Or Scrape?

You can visit our clinic in Illinois or Indiana if you or your child has a cut or scrape, which is/has

  • Received initial first aid at home and is still bleeding,
  • Been infected and has redness, swelling, pain, pus or any drainage. 
  • On the face closer to the eye or has some cosmetic impact.  
  • A puncture-type wound caused by a dusty, rusty object or by a fall on the road.
  • Jagged and has uneven edges.
  • Caused by animal or insect bite. 
  • Covered with dust, stones or gravel

    So, don’t delay seeking help for yourself or your child if you suffer from a cut or scrape. Visit Family Urgent Care any day by directly walking in or scheduling an appointment for quick medical attention by our medical experts.

What Can You Expect At A Doctor’s Office?

When you visit Family Urgent Care for a cut or scrape, you can expect the following:

    1. Immediate Medical Attention: Our trained medical staff checks the wound to assess the severity of the cut or scrape. Meanwhile, they will take a relevant history and also ask other necessary questions to find out whether you have any other medical condition that might influence your treatment or healing process of the wound.
    2. Cleaning the Wound: When your wound is exposed to the atmosphere, many germs can enter into it. Therefore, the provider removes any dirt or debris that might have entered inside the wound.
    3. Treatment and Care: Depending upon the nature and severity of the wound, the healthcare provider might apply antiseptic ointment or give you a local anesthetic or antibiotic.
    4. Prescribing Medicines: The health provider might prescribe pain relief medication in addition to antibiotics if deemed necessary. This is done after reviewing your detailed medical and medication history if you’re taking any.

You can also book a follow-up telehealth or video appointment if you or your child experiences any unusual symptoms (like redness, itching, or swelling in a wound) at home and discuss them online with your provider.

How To Tell If A Cut Or Scrape Is Infected?

You should keep a close eye on your wound as there is a chance of getting an infection. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you can call Family Urgent Care right away. 

  • Redness, swelling, or pain around the cut or scrape
  • Pus formation or any green, white or yellow discharge coming from the wound
  • You observe red streaks extending from the wound.
  • You experience fever (above 100 ° F), chills, or body aches.
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How To Prevent The Cut Or Scrape Wound From Getting Infected?

Ending up with an infected wound can feel like being in a bed of thorns! The pain and discomfort can become unbearable for some people. If you have a cut or scrape wound, these are the measures you can take to promote proper healing. 

  • It is important to wash hands properly before and after you have handled the wound in order to prevent the entry of germs 
  • Clean the wound with an antiseptic and then apply antibiotic ointment as recommended.
  • Applying a moist dressing is good for the wound because it promotes wound healing; hence, use gauze to dress the wound.
  • Follow the instructions the doctor has given, which might include taking any prescribed medications or dressing the wound properly
  • Plucking the scab (the crust on top) is a big mistake so do not take it out once the wound has dried. 
  • Take an extra measure of precaution by checking and looking for signs of infection like redness, swelling or pus formation. If you notice any of these symptoms, you can visit our Family Urgent Care clinic.