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A 39-year-old member asked:

I'm just wondering, if you get cut open, but are impervious to infection or disease, could you still live?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Complicated question: Simply opening up the skin allows harmful things access to the sensitive deeper stuff. Even with no infections or diseases, the mere exposure to air would dry things out and cause them not to function or function poorly due to dryness. Plus, the deeper tissues would bulge out or hang out further compromising their blood supply and function. Keeping things inside, safe and warm is a better idea.

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