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How can I make my scratches heal fast

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Gardner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Nothing: Leave the area alone and it will heal quickly within a week.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Knees: I know it. I have a wound on my knee that reminds of this since I was a child. Knees are thick skinned and the joint gets a lot of stress. There for p... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Flea Bites : If the flea bite not infected, topical steroid will flea enhance healing and decrease itching . Thank you.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Healing process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area is red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin lay... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Conjunctival injury: When the white of the eye is injured, there is often a superifcial abrasion of the conjunctiva as well as some localized bleeding. This often heals i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Spector
Orthodontics 40 years experience
Gingivitis: There is no "quick fix" to "healing" your gums. The first thing that you should do is contact a qualified dds for a thorough evaluation to diagnose y... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
There really is no: Fast way. This is a serious injury and you would have to consult with a doctor to determine what is best for you. (surgery vs casting), .
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Bad idea: "popping" pimples is a bad idea as while some of the material comes out, more is squeezed back into the skin causing further problems. The real questi... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Physical therapy: I assume your shoulder "was popped back" in place. At this time, you need to focus on getting your muscles to go back to normal routine. Physical ther... Read More

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