What type of wound do you have?

  • Abrasion

    Abrasion: Superficial skin damage caused by scraping off the upper skin layers when falling on knees, hands, elbows or scratching over a rough surface. Often, abrasions may bleed a little, but they are painful and prone to infections.
  • Bite

    Bite: A wound made by the closure of the teeth of an animal or human being. If bites penetrate the skin, they must be considered critical due to high risk of infection. Consult a medical professional for rapid treatment and to avoid complications.
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  • Blister

    Blister: An area of raised skin, where body fluid fills the space between upper and lower skin layers. Often caused by friction and pressure, a blister is painful and, if popped, can be prone to infections.
  • Burn

    First degree burns (for example, mild sunburns): The lightest degree of burns are only superficial. The burned area is red, slightly swollen, painful, dry, and without blisters.

    Second degree burns: Involve deeper layers of the skin. The burn appears red, blistered, swollen and painful.

    Third degree burns: Destroy all skin layers and may also even damage the underlying tissue, bones, muscles and tendons. The burn site appears white or charred. The skin area is insensitive to sensations as the nerve endings are damaged.

  • Chafed skin

    Chafing: Skin irritation due to intense friction between body parts or due to improper clothing. Chafing often occurs on the inner thighs, the armpits and nipples.
  • Cracked Skin

    Cracked skin: Excessive dryness can cause the skin to shrink and become brittle, eventually leading to skin cracking. Cracked skin is particularly common in areas that need to flex during movement such as the soles of the feet. Hands and feet are also areas prone to cracking.
  • Cut

    Cut: An opening in the skin caused by a sharp object like a knife, work tool or even a piece of paper. A cut wound may penetrate deep into the skin, which could lead to heavy bleeding and leave a scar if untreated.
  • Rash

    Rash: An itchy skin eruption on the body, which can have multiple causes. For babies, a rash in the nappy area is typical.
  • Scratch

    Scratch: A surface damage to the skin caused when a sharp object, such as a fingernail or thorn, scrapes along the skin.
  • Surgical wound

    Surgical wound (also known as postoperative wound): An incision in the skin during surgery. Often, doctors close surgical wounds with sutures, which are removed within 5 to 10 days.

Please consult a doctor!

For your type of wound, we recommend you to consult a medical professional.

In general, always seek medical advice if the wound: 

  • is bleeding heavily
  • is deep
  • is in the area of the face
  • indicates signs of infection: redness, heat, pain or swelling
  • contains foreign bodies
  • was caused by an animal or human bite
  • if tetanus protection is needed
  • if there are any doubts or questions.