Cuts and grazes

We all get cuts and grazes, but do you know the best ways to treat them, or how long they should take to heal?

Young children are particularly prone to bumps, bruises, cuts and grazes as they often trip and fall as they learn how to walk. Even older children (and adults!) can hurt themselves while playing or taking part in sports.

Most cuts and grazes are minor, heal within a few days and can be easily treated at home.

Did you know?

Expensive painkillers are no more effective than cheaper versions, so there’s no need to waste your money!

If you're concerned about yourself, a relative or friend, call NHS 111 for medical advice, this free service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The advisors taking 111 calls are in the same room as those answering 999 calls, so if urgent attention is needed, they can arrange it immediately for you.

Contact and about us

Your views and feedback are important to us as we strive to ensure health services in Hampshire are the best they can be. If you would like to get in touch with the CCG or if you have any questions or feedback on the information on this website, please contact us via:

Tel: 02380 627 444 Email:

Omega House, 112 Southampton Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5PB

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The NHS in Hampshire is represented by seven local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs):

Led by local GPs, we are committed to ensuring the public has a strong and clear voice to shape our work and that we are open and transparent in our approach to planning and purchasing the health care you need.

This website was created in 2015 by West Hampshire CCG in order to support local people to manage minor illness and injury.