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How do you know when a wound reached the dermis

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Harris
36 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
34 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Skin: They make up layers of the skin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and dermis is just below it.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NO: The epidermis is outside of the dermis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They are both: layers of skin & both help to protect the body.

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