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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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Corneal abrasion healing time: how long does it take after treatment?

Corneal abrasion healing time: how long does it take after treatment?

Usually Overnight: Amber, If you had an uncomplicated corneal abeasion, not caused by contact lens wear, you should be feeling better by the next day. Do not rub the eye or you could re-abrade the cornea. If you are a contact lens wearer, have significant and/or increasing pain and/or light sensitivity, that is not normal and needs to be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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How can I treat and healing time for leg abrasion?

How can I treat and healing time for leg abrasion?

Simple Care: 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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How can one promote better wound care and healing of minor skin abrasion?

How can one promote better  wound care and healing of minor skin abrasion?

Skin/wound care: Wound care and skin care can help with abrasions. Ok to shower, use gentle soap and wash cloth. Pat dry after shower. Hair dryer your skin and wound. Use skin oil to moisture your skin. Ok to use wound product ordered by your doc. Avoid oily over the counter wound products. If wound red or draining, get in to see your doc. ...Read more

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Can I continue to wear contacts while I am healing from a corneal abrasion?

Can I continue to wear contacts while I am healing from a corneal abrasion?

No: Best not to, increased chance for infection, may worsen abrasion during self placement and removal. Though sometimes a bandage contact lens is placed to help with the pain for a large abrasion. ...Read more

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I masturbated for too long 4 days ago... And I got an abrasion under my penile head. It's been 4 days now and it still hurts and not healing. I don't know what to do... ?

See your doctor : You may have an infection. See your doctor. He or she may prescribe an antibiotic if needed. Triple antibiotic creams with lidocaine may help in cases with pain associated with skin irritations. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Deep abrasion above eye healing but is extremely itchy and oozing. Please recommend?

Infection: Deep abrasion vs. Laceration? If it is oozing it is either infection or should have been sutured or glued closed. Infections can spread very rapidly through tissue planes around the face and eye, and oral antibiotics might be indicated. Topical otc antibiotics could also be tried. At this point, it may be too late to repair. Might worry about a retained foreign body as well. ...Read more