About Cuts And Scrapes: What causes cuts or scrapes?

Cuts and scrapes happen when your skin is accidentally broken or worn away. This can be the result of a fall, banging against a hard object or being cut by something sharp.

We all get cuts sometimes, but some people are more prone to these injuries than others. Children, for instance, almost always have some sort of minor skin damage just from playing. Others more likely to get cuts and scrapes include older people or those who have delicate skin because of certain illnesses or medications.

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