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Abrasions (Overview)

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 if present is minimal.


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Does jacking off too much cause abrasions on your penis?

Does jacking off too much cause abrasions on your penis?

Technique: If you're rough with yourself, you can abrade yourself regardless of how often you enjoy your body in this way. Try some lubricant. Ask a few other guys -- maybe even dad. ...Read more

Abrasions (Overview)

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 if present is minimal.


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What does "k abrasion" mean in medical terms?

What does "k abrasion" mean in medical terms?

Corneal scratch: K refers to 'kerato' which is medical terminology for the corneal. A k abrasion is a scratch or defect of the cornea, usually from trauma. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat abrasions from motorcycle crash without going to er?

What is the best way to treat abrasions from motorcycle crash without going to er?

Very carefully: You have to be sure that you have every bit of debris from the road out of the rash, and this is hard to do if it is swollen and painful without an anesthetic. Try doing it under running water, cold alternating with very warm. Also, you need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in 10 years. If redness, pain increase or if you get fever, you should see someone to get antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes corneal abrasion and how can it be treated?

What causes corneal abrasion and how can it be treated?

Trauma: Corneal abrasion is a loss of the skin on the surface of the cornea. It is very painful and usually the cause is obvious - a scrape to the eye from paper, a fingernail, a plant branch and objects flying into the eye. It is treated by protecting the eye with antibiotics, pain relief and allowing the new skin to grow in which happens usually in less than a day. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for treating a corneal abrasion?

What do you recommend for treating a corneal abrasion?

Topical medication: An abrasion is a break in the skin of the cornea. It is painful and frequently lowers the vision. If persistent, you should see your ophthalmologist. He may recommend topical antibiotics, bandage contact lenses, patching and topical lubricant eyedrops. Most abrasions heal quickly and will generally do better with expert care. ...Read more

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What causes an abrasion to have clearish-brown fluid come out of it?

What causes an abrasion to have clearish-brown fluid come out of it?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of stretch marks?

Can you get rid of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Treatment may fade the appearance. Retina a, micro derma abrasions and laser therapy are used ...Read more

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What are some things to do to prevent corneal abrasion?

What are some things to do to prevent corneal abrasion?

Prevention: Avoid rubbing eyes/ trauma, protective eye wear, avoid foreign bodies, lubricating eye drops. ...Read more

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My eyes are red and sensitive to light and gets really teary. How can I tell if it's a corneal abrasion or an eye infection and how do I fix it?

My eyes are red and sensitive to light and gets really teary. How can I tell if it's a corneal abrasion or an eye infection and how do I fix it?

See an opthamologist: See an eye doctor. A corneal abrasion usually causes reflex closing of the eye and it hurts so badly when the eye is open. Eye infections usually have swelling andor eye discharge. There are some other conditions too that may present like an infection but are not so see the eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have an abrasion!?

Abrasion: Wash, antibiotic ointment, keep clean with cover bandage. ...Read more

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What is an abrasion?

What is an abrasion?

It's just a scratch: That's it, any time skin is scraped (or for example the cornea that is the sort of skin on the eyeball) it is called an abrasion. ...Read more

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What is microderm abrasion?

What is microderm abrasion?

Exfoliation: Microdermabrasion is a way of mechanically exfoliating the dead skin from the surface of your skin while using suction to remove debris from the pores. A "sandblasting technique using a spray of aluminum crystals is the most popular method, but crystal free methods using fine diamond dust embedded into a want is a better alternative. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an abrasion?

What sort of problem is an abrasion?

Let me explain: In dermatology, an abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to the skin, no deeper than the epidermis. It is less severe than a laceration, and bleeding, if present, is minimal. Mild abrasions, also known as grazes or scrapes, do not scar or bleed, but deep abrasions may lead to the formation of scar tissue. A more traumatic abrasion that removes all layers of skin is called an avulsion. ...Read more

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How can you treat regular abrasions?

REGULAR ABRASIONS?: I DO NOT KNOW WHAT REGULAR ABRASIONS ARE.
WHAT PARTS OF THE BODY?
HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN GOING ON?
SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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How can you shower with severe abrasions?

Abrasions: If the abrasions are dirty/ contaminated - may need to use some force to remove this and then flush well with water. If the abrasions are clean - you may wish to use a gentler stream and would avoid water that is very hot. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat small abrasion?

Peroxide: Clean it with peroxide and apply otc antibiotic ointment on top twice daily until healed, and leave it open as much as you can, just keep it clean. ...Read more

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Should you swim in a lake with a abrasion?

Should you swim in a lake with a abrasion?

Yes: An abrasion is covered with fibrin and there's probably no terrible microbes in the water in any case. Wash it clean after you get out to remove the particulate matter. Soap and water are better friends for you right now than any "disinfectant". Don't let a little scrape stop you from doing what you can enjoy safely. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to heal an abrasion?

What's the fastest way to heal an abrasion?

Air is bad: Gotta disagree with prior answer. If you remember that wounds heal by growing healthy moist tissue in from the bottom or by the elastic sides pulling things in from the sides, then having a scabs form slows down healing. Open wounds should be exposed to air for only the shortest time possible. Cover with clean dressing changed avery opther day and protect it from trauma will provide healing. ...Read more

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What should I do if an abrasion won't heal?

What should I do if an abrasion won't heal?

Superfast 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

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What does "k abrasion" mean in medical terms?

Corneal scratch: K refers to 'kerato' which is medical terminology for the corneal. A k abrasion is a scratch or defect of the cornea, usually from trauma. ...Read more

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Do abrasions heal faster covered or uncovered?

Skin Abrasions: I would like to keep the wound environment clean and protected from germs. Therefore it is a general recommendation; cleanse the wound and use a clear transparent dressing. I would not recommend any toxic agents such as hydrogen peroxide or betadine.... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abrasions?

Superficial Wound: 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 if present is minimal. ...Read more

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Fell off bike. What can I do to soothe the abrasions?

Fell off bike. What can I do to soothe the abrasions?

Calendula lotion: You can bathe the abrasions with calendula lotion -- you can find this at whole foods or other health food store. Use the kind without alcohol in it, or it could burn. Calendula is made from a plant, which can speed your healing. I would let the abrasions be in the open air to make scab, and then do not disturb. Your body knows what to do. ...Read more