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How long does it take for cuts on the face to heal?

How long does it take for cuts on the face to heal?

It depends: If the skin edges are approximated (e.g. Sutures) it takes about a week. If left open to heal, can take longer depending on how wide the cut is. Once initial wound has covered in skin, takes about 6 months for the scars to mature. ...Read more

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How can I treat a cut on my face?

How can I treat a cut on my face?

Clean the: wound with non perfumed soap and water, (No peroxide or betadine). re-approximate the edges as best you can, keep it moist but not wet with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered. See your doctor for any complications. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cuts on the face to heal?

It depends: If the skin edges are approximated (e.g. Sutures) it takes about a week. If left open to heal, can take longer depending on how wide the cut is. Once initial wound has covered in skin, takes about 6 months for the scars to mature. ...Read more

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Why do cuts on the face take longer to heal than anywhere else on the body?

Why do cuts on the face take longer to heal than anywhere else on the body?

Good question...: Depending on the area of the cut (such as the nose), there are fewer blood vessels present to deliver healing elements (such as fibroblasts) to the area. ...Read more

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My toddler got scratched on the face 3 weeks ago by a cat, there deep cuts how long do the scars take to heal? They are still pink and i'm worrying

My toddler got scratched on the face 3 weeks ago by a cat, there deep cuts how long do the scars take to heal? They are still pink and i'm worrying

See Dr.: Should see physician.Sometimes significant infections can occur from cat scratches and need antibiotic treatment.Cat-scratch can present as tender, swollen lymph nodes near the site of bite or scratch or on the neck,and usually limited to one side.Condition referred to as regional lymphadenopathy and occurs1–3 week after inoculation.Common usually benign infectious disease by Bartonella bacteria ...Read more

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How long should it take for a cut on my face to heal?

5-10 days: An otherwise uncomplicated cut on the skin will usually heal within 5-10 days. If there is a complicating infection, foreign body or a wide gash, healing will be delayed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an acne scab on the face to heal?, It's approximately the size of a five cent piece, maybe smaller.

How long does it take for an acne scab on the face to heal?, It's approximately the size of a five cent piece, maybe smaller.

IF,,,: you keep it clean, moist, covered and un-traumatized it should heal quickly (4-7 days). If you don't then it may not. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an open wound to heal on face?

How long does it take for an open wound to heal on face?

Rapid 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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How long does it take to heal from cosmetic surgery on the face?

How long does it take to heal from cosmetic surgery on the face?

It varies: To answer this you need to be more specific as to what kind of surgery you are asking about. In general, facial healing is fairly quick. Most bruising will be gone within 7-14 days. Most swelling goes away in a few weeks but will continue to improve for up to a year. Smoking and other health problems can delay healing. ...Read more

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I snorkeled into a boat mid feb full speed face down and jammed my neck and was in pain for like 3weeks and then it went away it came back how long does it take to heal if taking care of?

I snorkeled into a boat mid feb full speed face down and jammed my neck and was in pain for like 3weeks and then it went away  it came back  how long does it take to heal if taking care of?

Get checked: You could have injured or shifted your neck vertebrae. Your doctor might consider imaging given the nature of the injury and the length of time you've had pain. ...Read more

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