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What is the definition or description of: skin injury from scratching?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Excoriation: Scratching causes marks and cuts and redness and bruising and crusting -- if continued can lead to scarring.
Dr. Barry Lycka
Dermatology 38 years experience
Impossible to say: Depth of injury will determine type od scarring, and complications sch as scarring.
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 39 years experience
Scratching: Scratching is one form of skin injury caused as a result of the aggressive force used upon outer layers of the skin. Skin injuries are associated with mechanical, thermal and environmental causes.

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