Skin Cuts and Lacerations

Skin Cuts or Lacerations

Lacerations are cuts or scratches that cause a skin wound. Deep severe lacerations require medical treatment, such as stitches to close the wound and promote healing. Steps should be taken to avoid infection with all lacerations. Dr. Parvin Shafa a dermatologist in Irvine, Orange County is specialized in treating skin cuts or lacerations. Her office provides same day appointment for this condition.

Skin Cut and Lacerations Irvine, Orange County

Causes of Lacerations

Lacerations result from accidents or intended acts, such as violence. Lacerations can vary from a superficial scratch to a deep cut.

Tetanus Shot

If you suffer from lacerations, you may need a tetanus booster which will be given to you if indicated. Visit our office to learn more

Infections

Infections are a main concern following a laceration. Some infections can be very serious and even cause death. In order to prevent infection, the skin cut must be cleaned properly as soon as possible in the office. Skin cut must be closed to prevent exposure of the wound to the bacteria. When you visit our office the type of injury will be evaluated and proper antibiotic will be prescribed. For instance, cut due to human or animal bite must be treated with appropriate antibiotic as soon as possible. Signs of infection include redness, swelling, increased pain, tenderness, and fever. You should contact Dr. Parvin Shafa if you suspect that you have an infection following few days after skin injury.