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The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) ...Read more
Difficult question: This is an extremely difficult and complicated answer. I would reference a medical textbook as this requires a discussion of the various proteins that make up the skin. ...Read more
Soap: Ideally then, facial skin should not come in contact with soap or hot water so that the natural pH level of the skin, which is slightly acidic at 4 to 4.5, is not disturbed. Leaving the acidity of the skin intact protects it not only from dryness, but also from blemishes and irritations that might come from invading bacteria. The skin has its own protective shield, regular soap can cause damage. ...Read more
Please explain why is a third degree burn, which destroys both epidermis and dermis considered a serious injury?
Full thickness burn: A third degree burn is one that includes all layers of the epi & dermis. The trouble? Healing. 3rd degree burns heal poorly owing to the fact that the areas which give rise to new cells are injured. 3rd degree burns heal with contractures, are prone to become infected, and often need to be excised (cut out) with skin grafts placed to allow healing. ...Read more
The two top: or outermost layers of our skinGet a more detailed answer ›
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Hi, My skin biopsy shows "hyperkeratosis and acanthosis of the epidermis and in dermis perivascular lymphocytic infitrate" will Ciclosporin help me?
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