As simple as abrasions may be, some people still cannot determine an abrasion from a cut. Here are some signs of abrasion and possible side effects from abrasions may have for you to easily determine whether or not you do have an abrasion:
- Abrasions are relatively shallow wounds that appear reddish where the skin was scraped off.
- Sometimes when a person has an abrasion, he will feel a hot and burning sensation where the wound is.
- The abrasion often appears to ooze a certain fluid on the surface of the wound. Sometimes this is blood.
- When a person has an abrasion, they might sometimes experience a slight fever if they have an allergic reaction to the wound or their body reacts to the presence of possible bacteria found there.
- An abrasion may bleed, but more often than not, if the abrasion is very shallow, it does not bleed at all and simply shows as a scrape on the person’s skin.
Sometimes it can be a itchy abrasion, depending on whether it is infected by bacteria that is found on the surface of the area where the person got the scrape from.