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what should i do to treat small abrasion?

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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Peroxide : Clean it with peroxide and apply otc antibiotic ointment on top twice daily until healed, and leave it open as much as you can, just keep it clean.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is an abrasion?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: In dermatology, an abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to the skin, no deeper than the epidermis. It is less severe than a laceration, and bleeding, if present, is minimal. Mild abrasions, also known as grazes or scrapes, do not scar or bleed, but deep abrasions may lead to the formation of scar tissue. A more traumatic abrasion that removes all layers of skin is called an avulsion.
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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my abrasions?

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Dr. Milena Lombardi
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Abrasions: It's a good idea to see your primary care doctor. After he/she has gotten a good history they can decide if further testing is needed. That will depend on what he/she thinks is causing the problem. Good luck, i hope this helps.
A 31-year-old member asked:

I have an abrasion!?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Abrasion: Wash, antibiotic ointment, keep clean with cover bandage.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is microderm abrasion?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Superficial peel: Microdermabrasion is a superficial peeling procedure that removes or lessens surface discoloration and sun damage. There is little or no recovery time, but a series of them is usually required. Many dermatology offices offer mda. Insurance rarely if ever pays for it, however.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is microderm abrasion done by a dermatologist?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Yes.: Many dermatologists provide that service. Some spas offer mda as well, but they seldom if ever have adequate medical supervision. I personally would not wish to risk the damage to my face that might result from an mda done by an unqualified person.

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