Treatment of rug burns

What is Rug Burns ?

Rug burn refers to an injury that describes scraping off layers of skin. A more correct term would be friction burn since there’s no real difference between the damage done through friction with a carpet or any other surface. Another name is road rash—commonly used when a combination of asphalt and high speeds is the cause.

Even though a rug burn could be referred to as (and is essentially a form of) a skin abrasion, the depth, and severity of the injury require that it be treated very similarly to other types of burns (thermal or electrical, for example).

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