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Are the facial marks indicative of abrasions as per the attached images?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on 4 days ago in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I got slapped across the face. Are these marks simply scratch marks, abrasions? Bruise? Burn marks from force to the skin? I’m worried about scarring and it not going away.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Abrasions

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

They seem like abrasions. I suggest you apply a topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin 2 % ointment, twice daily. They won't scar. They would scab and peel off in about a week to 10 days.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

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Dr Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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