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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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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