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Bruises & Scrapes

Same-Day Injury Care in Arlington

Scrapes, minor cuts, and bruises happen easily and usually heal on their own without any medical attention. However, there are times when a bruise or scrape may require you to take a trip to urgent care.

When it comes to minor injuries like these, we advise you to do everything you can to ensure it doesn’t become infected, which could lead to more serious complications. Be sure you wash your hands and the wound with antibiotic soap and clean water at least twice daily. Keep the wound covered with clean dressings or bandages. Change the dressings at least twice daily. Take precautions to ensure no blood-borne illnesses or other infections are spread.

If you or your child has sustained a bruise or scrape and you think it needs to be looked at by a doctor, please come into Urgentology Care right away. In many cases, these injuries can be handled on your own, but if you have chronic health problems, especially diabetes, they can become very serious and require immediate medical attention.

No appointments are necessary, but you can call us at (817) 799-7273 or contact us online for a same-day appointment if you'd like.

Symptoms of Bruises and Scrapes

Here is a look at some of the most common symptoms of bruises, scrapes, and cuts:

  • Bleeding
  • Redness or swelling around the area that was injured or hurt
  • Pain or irritation on the surface of the skin

If the above symptoms do not get better or go away completely in a few days, it may be in your best interest to visit urgent care. Some of the signs that the scrape or cut has gotten worse and become infected include:

  • Redness and swelling
  • Pus or drainage from the site of the wound
  • High fever
  • Red streaks around the wound
  • Warmth around the wound
  • Increased pain at the site of the injury

Come into Urgentology Care clinic in Arlington today for treatment for bruises, scratches, scrapes, and other minor injuries.

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