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Prevent Friction Burns in Young Children


Prevent Friction Burns in Young Children

Friction burns are caused by contact with any hard surface such as pavement ("road rash"), carpets, or gym floor surfaces. Most friction burns that occur in young children are not serious. But they can be uncomfortable and painful. You can help prevent friction burns in the following ways:

  • Avoid dragging or pulling your child across carpet while playing.
  • Provide safety equipment for physical activities. Two examples are knee pads and elbow pads for roller skating or riding scooters.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerThomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Last RevisedNovember 30, 2010

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