Call your pediatrician if…
+ The wound becomes infected (usually within two days). Signs of infection are pus-like discharge or increased redness or pain.
+ The edges of the cut are not touching. Your child may need stitches.
+ A scrape covers an unusually large area.
+ Your child exhibits signs that the joint below the abrasion may be affected, such as refusal to use the leg or arm, or favoring the uninjured limb.