Abrasions/scrapes are very common on the feet and toes. Initial treatment should be to stop the bleeding. Luckily, abrasions do not usually bleed a lot. Next, you want to clean the area with soap and water. Now, there are a couple options for what to do next. You can leave the area uncovered and allow a scab to form. Some people refer to a scab as nature's band-aid. The other option is to apply an antibiotic ointment and cover the abrasion/scrape. You should continue to monitor the area and watch for signs of infection such as redness, drainage, pus or swelling. If you see any of these, you should see a podiatrist
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