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After a cut heals what is the hard skin underneath it?

After a cut heals what is the hard skin underneath it?

Temp scar tissue: Your skin heals in a very complicated way. The deeper, healing tissue can feel thick and hard under the skin. This usually softens up and fades away and by the end of the healing process (three months) it will be completely normal. ...Read more

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I accidentally cut myself with my razor and it is sort of deep and the white layer of skin under it is showing. What can heal it up quickly?

I accidentally cut myself with my razor and it is sort of deep and the white layer of skin under it is showing. What can heal it up quickly?

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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If I personally cut off stretch marks from my Laps would It heal and grow new skin or not?

If I personally cut off stretch marks from my Laps would It heal and grow new  skin or not?

Please do not: Please do not attempt to cut stretch marks off your own body. This is very dangerous. You could seriously injure yourself through bleeding or infection. Also it will not work. You will cause terrible scarring. ...Read more

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Iv a cut under my nail in my tumb. It was cut when I cut my nail the skin came whit it. How long will it take to heal?

Iv a cut under my nail in my tumb.  It was cut when I cut my nail the skin came whit it. How long will it take to heal?

Cut under nail : Should heal in a few days unless it is deeper , it will take more than a week. Make sure it is not getting infected. See physician if swollen, tender , with fever pussy. ...Read more

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How long will my cut toe take to heal? I accidentally shaved off about 2 layers of skin and its not stitchable, how to i help it heal faster?

How long will my cut toe take to heal? I accidentally shaved off about 2 layers of skin and its not stitchable, how to i help it heal faster?

Apply topical: Antibiotic and bandaid. Monitor closely for any signs of infection, for example redness, continued pain, drainage, swelling then go see a doctor. ...Read more