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Best thing for cuts and scrapes

shopping today and fell while picking up something that fell off the shelf.  While falling I went back into shelf and must have scraped and cut my upper arm on a hook or something .   It could have been worse ,  but the swelling is painful the cuts are not bad but I am worried about scaring.  Any suggesting for faster healing and preventing scaring as I am out in the sun a lot and getting sun on a cut can cause scaring.   I am certain tomorrow it will all be black and blue.   I know it sure could have been worse I am lucky.  It was a freak thing to happen,  never fell lime that before ,  I bit embarrassing as well.  I very nice man came up to me and asked if I was alright and helped me up.  It's sure refreshing to know there are good people out there.  

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I like and use Neosporin ointment, and vitamin E oil when cut or scrape starts healing.   For me, there has been no scarring after using these products.  I hope you're ok!

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Re: Best thing for cuts and scrapes

@Kitty Galore

Are you up to date on your tetanus shot?

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I would definitely clean it and put some antibiotic cream on it - scarring - don't know about that.  It's awful when you fall in a public place.  My foot caught the lip of the sidewalk edge in front of Kohl's several years ago and I went flying, flat on my face - my arms were all scraped up - I was humiliated.  I was in a hurry - more slow and careful where I step now. 

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I wasn't Ben thinking about a tetnous shot !  I take meds for a auto Immune condition and mt dr told me I couldn't ever get one .   Sure hope I am ok witnout one as I didn't even think about that.  The cuts are minor ,  not deep cuts .

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@hoosieroriginal wrote:

I would definitely clean it and put some antibiotic cream on it - scarring - don't know about that.  It's awful when you fall in a public place.  My foot caught the lip of the sidewalk edge in front of Kohl's several years ago and I went flying, flat on my face - my arms were all scraped up - I was humiliated.  I was in a hurry - more slow and careful where I step now. 


@hoosieroriginal. It was embarrasing!  Nothing like this has happened since I fell on ice when I was in my teens!   

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@AKgirl2 wrote:

I like and use Neosporin ointment, and vitamin E oil when cut or scrape starts healing.   For me, there has been no scarring after using these products.  I hope you're ok!


Can't use neosporin,  I'm allergic to it.  Did clean well and put some eucerin ointment.  Will try the vitamin E.

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        I fell several years ago and really cut up my knee -- blood running down my leg!  

        ER doctor told me NOT to use Neosporin . She suggested that there are better ointments out there and recommended Bacitracin.  Did not have any scarring...

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@Kitty Galore  Geez!  Hope you aren't hurting too much.  How about this........

 

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If it was me I would apply tea tree oil. That's what I use for all cuts/scrapes. It will take the bite out if it's stinging or it does for me.