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How do you know when a wound reached the dermis

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Harris
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
What do you mean?: The epidermis is so thin (think "roof" of a blister) that nearly all wounds reach the dermis. The dermis is the thick, sturdy portion of the skin (thi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
35 years experience Dentistry
Ask patient to get t: Get the patient to get a blood test for HIV , etc at your cost and you should be tested too
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Scar: When the skin is cut, a scar will form as it heals. This scar can case with time but it will never go away completely. Avoiding sun exposure will help ... Read More
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: All scrapes leave a scar, if more than the very top layer of cells got scraped off. Children need to be raised free-to-roam about their playgrounds.. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not like other skin: The dermal layer of skin is not consistently dying and being replaced like other skin layers.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Skin: The dermis is the outermost layer of skin & the dermis sits below it. They differ in soooo many ways. I couldn't possibly do this justice in 400 c ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Skin: Dermis is the technical term for the outside skin of the body. It is used in a combined form for a number of skin related conditions such as dermatit ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: Depends on the size of the injury, the depth, the age, person, the medical problems, and the environment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Skin: They make up layers of the skin.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and dermis is just below it.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
NO: The epidermis is outside of the dermis.

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