brush burn

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brush burn

a burn caused by friction of a rapidly moving object against the skin or ground into the skin.
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A type of mechanical burn caused by rope. Natural fibre rope tends to cause worse burns
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brush burn

A combined burn and abrasion resulting from friction.

Treatment

Loose dirt is carefully brushed away and the area is cleansed with soap and water. An antiseptic solution or ointment is applied and covered with a dressing. Tetanus toxoid or antitoxin is given if required. A brush burn is also informally called a “road rash” as in the case of a motorcyclist who slid across the pavement.

See also: burn
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"I think we all know how much brush burn abrasions, like if you fall and slide on a surface with your hands - that's very painful - and this would have been very painful to him.