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How Long Does A Scrape Take To Heal On Face
2 weeks: Usually such wounds look much worse than they are in reality. Rinse your mouth with worm salt water 3 X per day. OTC pain relievers such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil will help to control discomfort. Keep a good oral hygiene. It will take about 2 weeks to heal. Do not hesitate to see your dentist if the wound does not seem to be healing well or it takes more than 2 weeks. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burn Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
Usually a few days.: Unless chronically irritated, chewed, or reinjured, small lip cuts heal within a few days. Keep a small dab of Bacitracin on it to keep it moist and protected (and it keeps you from licking or chewing it--tastes bad). If it doesn't heal or comes back, you might be dealing with something else--have it checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Rapid Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Varies: Usually a couple of days. Can be longer if you get an infection, are diabetic, or have a corneal problem like dryness or dystrophy. ...Read more
Best healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Usually..: Healing time for a second degree burn may be up to 3 weeks. ...Read more
Weeks to months: Most healing occurs within 2 weeks but "final" healing can take 6-12 months. ...Read more
Natural Process: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Keep it covered with an occlusive dressing changed every other day and avoid further trauma. It will heal very quickly. ...Read more
Wound care: Keeping the wound clean and then lightly moistened will generally expedite healing. Avoid abrading the area. Sitz baths are often recommended but are not necessary. A gentle shower head spray works as well. Mild soaps such as cetaphil with restoraderm work well followed by aquaphor ointment perfomred 3 times a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depending on the size of the chunk of skin and where the skin was missing from (certain parts of the body are more vascular than others and heal quicker) will decide the exact time frame. Some large "chunks" may even need skin grafting. ...Read more
It will not: It's an antibacterial ointment to fight infections. ...Read more
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