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Corneal abrasion healing. What is the process like?

Corneal abrasion healing. What is the process like?

Corneal healing: An abrasion of the cornea is like a scratch on the skin, it involves the superficial layers of the cornea surface, the epithelium. Corneal abrasion heal quickly because of the moisture of the eye. These heal much better and faster if there is no infection, therefore treatment of an abrasion consists of antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane.It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more


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Does steroids affect the healing process?

Does steroids affect the healing process?

Slows it down: One of the most integral parts of healing is inflammation. This means that the body ramps up its activities and brings fresh blood and healing factors to the injured area and opens up the veins to drain the "bad" stuff away. It means things get red, hot, swollen, and tender. Steroids (and motrin/advil) are antiinflammation which means they slow down the inflammatory process and thus healing. ...Read more

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What slows the healing process of cold sores?

What slows the healing process of cold sores?

Several things: Cold sores can occur for a number of reasons, but somethings that cause them to come back include sun exposure, stress, lack of sleep, and vitamin deficiencies. Smoking can also hinder healing. Antivirals such as abreva can help if applied as soon as you feel the cold sore coming on, but only shortens the healing time by about 2 days. ...Read more

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In what manner increased blood sugar effect healing process.

In what manner increased blood sugar effect healing process.

Several: White Blood Cells need sugar levels under 200 to fight infection properly, and a number of other processes in the body are not optimal when the blood sugar is high. Diabetes also damages blood vessels and nerves, which can lead to injuries and poor healing in the affected area. Obesity (fat in the area of injury) also causes poor healing, mostly by compromised blood flow. ...Read more

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What can I do to help speed up the healing process of my skin?

What can I do to help speed up the healing process of my skin?

Wounds vary: Localized small wounds can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deeper more involved wounds with extending redness past the immediate margins will likely require a more aggressive approach such as incision and drainage, or debridement, and possible oral antibiotics. Consult with your physician to see what is best for your. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the healing process of a vaginal tear?

Could you tell me what is the healing process of a vaginal tear?

Weeks: typically, your body will clear off dead cells, send immune related cells to the area to fight off any infection and create new blood vessels to stimulate growth. the process can take weeks for full healing. ...Read more

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Does syphillis lesions have the same healing process as herpes?

Does syphillis  lesions have the same healing process as herpes?

No, at all...: Both greatly differs in their incubation period, bugs, clinical manifestations - inital or later stages, etc. Under 400-letter limit, please ask your treating Doc or search the Internet in www.webmd.com or www.urologyhealth.org for details. Best wish ... ...Read more

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How long does the healing process take after a tooth is extracted?

How long does the healing process take after a tooth is extracted?

Depends: The healing process of an extraction depends on the difficulty of the extraction and the resulting trauma to the area involved. The pain from the extraction should disappear gradually and last from a day to possibly a week. However, the pain should never increase from the level felt after the first 24 hours. If it does you should see your practitioner immediately. ...Read more

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How long is a healing process for facial herpes and when is its safe to kiss?

How long is a healing process for facial herpes and when is its safe to kiss?

Variable: Get some lysine from a health food store. It is an Amino Acid and will do no harm, but it usually helps healing from herpes. ...Read more

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Wound healing and smoking. Can we smoke at lease three ciggrate per day while wound healing process.?

Wound healing and smoking. Can we smoke at lease three ciggrate per day while wound healing process.?

Not a good idea: Smoking inhibits wound healing at any rate of daily tobacco use. You should stop smoking not only for that, but for the known and unavoidable risk of lung disease that all smokers acquire. ...Read more

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Me, have to be in the healing process of epididymitis, like a month after antibacterial pills of 10 days. How much longer should I rest? Exercise?

Me, have to be in the healing process of epididymitis, like a month after antibacterial pills of 10 days. How much longer should I rest? Exercise?

Discuss with your MD: This can best be answered by the doctor who treated you. If you are cured there should be no issue, but would first check with him. ...Read more

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How long will sand flea bites takes to heal? They have stopped itching so much but have become smaller and darker? Is this the normal healing process

How long will sand flea bites takes to heal?  They have stopped itching so much but have become smaller and darker? Is this the normal healing process

Normal: You are on the mends! it goes bright red, to dark to a little residual pigment and if you didn't scratch too much, gone. Good health. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about these tiny little reddish bulbs on the insides of my toes? If so what should I do to aide the healing process or hinder the new growth? Thanks

Should I be concerned about these tiny little reddish bulbs on the insides of my toes? If so what should I do to aide the healing process or hinder the new growth? Thanks

Without actually: looking at the area in question it is difficult to be certain about a diagnosis however it is most likely that this is Athletes Foot (fungal infection.) Use some good quality athletes foot cream per the instructions on the cream and see how it goes. If no improvement in a few days then see your health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the healing process and timeframe for an extracted tooth?

What is the healing process and timeframe for an extracted tooth?

Depends: Depends on the tooth. If the tooth has periodontal disease, it may heal in a few days. A full boney extration will take weeks to months for the bone to fill in. You'll feel much better however in a few days. See an oral surgeon for best results. ...Read more

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What is the healing process and timeframe for an extracted tooth?

What is the healing process and timeframe for an extracted tooth?

Depends: there are many factors involved. Why was the tooth extracted, was it a simple or surgical extraction and what is your individual body's capability of healing ( diabetics can take longer to heal for example) are just some of the factors involved. ...Read more

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How much time is the healing process?

How much time is the healing process?

Depends: What are you referring to that needs healing? Skin, bone, tendon? Simple cuts in the skin usually take 10-14 days and simple bone and tendon injuries take at least 6-8 weeks to heal with proper treatment. ...Read more

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Will booze in any way affect the healing process?

Will booze in any way affect the healing process?

Yes, it can: Alcohol impairs healing in many ways. Fibroblasts are cells that lay down scar, and alcohol makes them work improperly. Also, those who drink too much alcohol have more chances of infection, which affects healing. In addition, since many heavier drinkers are also smokers, smoking decreases blood flow and greatly increases healing time, and the chances that wounds (and bone) will not heal. ...Read more