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How many layers of skin does a human have?

How many layers of skin does a human have?

Skin layers: The skin functions as a protective barrier that interfaces with a sometimes-hostile environment. It is also very involved in maintaining the proper temperature for the body to function well. It gathers sensory information from the environment, and plays an active role in the immune system protecting us from disease. The three layers are epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. ...Read more

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What is a skin heatspot on a human being?

What is a skin heatspot on a human being?

SKIN HEATSPOT?: NEVER HEARD OF SKIN "HEATSPOT"
HOW LONG?
WHERE?
HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR DOCTOR?
BETTER TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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How harmful are agriculture chemicals on human skin?

How harmful are agriculture chemicals on human skin?

Variable: It is completely dependent on what the chemicals are. Recommend resubmitting & letting us know the specific chemicals you are referring to. ...Read more

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What is the average length and circumference of a human head?

What is the average length and circumference of a human head?

Heads or Tails?: The average human head circumference is 55 cm (21.6535433070866 in) in females and 57 cm (22.4409448818898 in) in males. An adult head weighs around 10 to 11 pounds (4.53592368444 to 4.989516052884 kg). Finally, 6 to 7 inches (15.24 to 17.78 cm) wide and 8 to 9 (20.32-22.86 cm) inches long.*

*This information provided to you courtesy of ISIS. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to thicken the layer of fat under my skin?

Where: Dermal fillers can work to increase the appearance of subcutaneous tissue. If the question relates to a weight issue generally seeing a MD and dietician may help. ...Read more

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When you get injections, which layer of skin are they usually administered?

When you get injections, which layer of skin are they usually administered?

Subcutaneous: Injections are usually subcutanous (in a skin layer) or intramuscular (in a muscle). ...Read more

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How long should I keep a cut covered that didn't break the second layer of skin?

How long should I keep a cut covered that didn't break the second layer of skin?

Ideal to cover: It until it heals completely to protect wound area from further injury and prevent foreign material embedding into wound which may result tattoo effect. Although uninfected wounds will have bacterial seal in 48 hrs. ...Read more

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Hello, is it possible for a human head to grow smaller over time? An odd question I know.

Hello, is it possible for a human head to grow smaller over time? An odd question I know.

Unlikely: Once a person has reached adulthood the growth of the skull is clearly complete. The sutures have fused. The skull cannot decrease in size. Externally, there may be the appearance of some decrease in head size if there is a change in the skin thickness or changes in the amount of fatty tissue. But the actual head size really doesn't change because of the constraints of the skull. ...Read more

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I accidentally scratched the top layer of skin off on a freckle is it going to heal normal?

I accidentally scratched the top layer of skin off on a freckle is it going to heal normal?

Yes, but...: When the top layer of skin cells is scraped off, there is no bleeding. The remaining cells just multiply and become the new top layer of cells. If unlucky, there can be a color change at that spot for a while. Protecting that spot from sun exposure during healing may help decrease the chances of color changes there. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for the 1st and 2 layer of skin take to heal after minor cut?

How long is it supposed to it take for the 1st and 2 layer of skin take to heal after minor cut?

As fast as possible: 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 is thw best way to revive skin after it has peeled on several different layers of skin all over your face?

What is thw best way to revive skin after it has peeled on several different layers of skin all over your face?

Peel: A fragrance free moisturizing cream such as cereve or cetaphil in addition to a good sunscreen during the day is effective for dry peeling skin. ...Read more

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I fell long boarding two of the scrapes went through the outer layer of skin and the other a little deeper how long will it take to heal.?

Not enough informati: The answer lies in details which you omit. See a DR. Water is good for abrasions. Keep them lubricated with vaseline or Aquaphor. Bioclusive membranes are often excellent. Avoid peroxide, iodine, or any other antiseptics. Avoid silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, or any other antibiotics. Do not apply any dry dressing which may become glued to the wounds. ...Read more

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My friend caught his head on a piece of metal and just took the top layer of skin off and it bled for a bit but then stopped what should he do?

My friend caught his head on a piece of metal and just took the top layer of skin off and it bled for a bit but then stopped what should he do?

Keep it clean: Hard to say without seeing it. If you cannot separate the edges, it probably won’t need stitches.
You should wash the area carefully with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment. Repeat this once or twice daily until it heals.
Consider seeing a doctor within the next 24 hours if the bleeding doesn’t stop, if the area is larger than about 2.5 cm, or if it goes completely thru the skin. ...Read more

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I got a cut shaving about a week ago and it hasn't healed but it's grown larger (like a think layer of skin off) and there are sores appearing.?

I got a cut shaving about a week ago and it hasn't healed but it's grown larger (like a think layer of skin off) and there are sores appearing.?

Infection?: If this cut is one week old and is seemingly getting worse and not better, then this may have become infected. You should have an evaluation to see if you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Diagnosed month and half ago all symptoms are gone but the outer skin hasnT grown back completely there is 2 layers over it but not the final layer?

Incomplete info.: I don't understand your question. What was the diagnosis and how was it treated? Without this information it is difficult to answer your question. So please provide additional information. ...Read more

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Hi, I am jay patel and I want to know about skin. Every time after normal to mild injury my skin not becomes as well before. Two much skin layers are?

Hi, I am jay patel and I want to know about skin. Every time after normal to mild injury my skin not becomes as well before. Two much skin layers are?

Keloid?: You MAY be developing keloids. If so, your body is healing very well but producing an over-abundance of tissue in the process. This is more common in people w/brown or dark skin than w/pale skin. Please see your doctor. Consider using liquid Vitamin E oil on the scars. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What creates skin hot spots in humans?

When you say hot: Spots I really need to know if you mean itching, "hot" feeling, pain. Please clarify ...Read more

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Layer of white translucent skin on?

More Information: It's hard to know without more information. Is this something you've always had? Or is it new? Does it itch? Is it everywhere? Or only in certain places. You could be experiencing dry skin which may appear as you described above. Also if you've been sunburned recently and are shedding skin which appears white and translucent. Try using gentle moisturizers to keep skin healthy. ...Read more

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Does human head size change with age?

Does human head size change with age?

Head size: Not much after maturity unless you get acromegaly. ...Read more

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What's is the average human head shape?

What's is the average human head shape?

Not Triangular!: Somewhat round or oval. There are variations of course. Certain cultures will purposely deform the shape of the skulls of infants at an early age to achieve a different shape. But there are minor variations in skull shape that are still considered normal. Certain birth defects affect skull shape too. ...Read more

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What should I do if the first layer of my skin (epidermis) shed?

What should I do if the first layer of my skin (epidermis) shed?

Skin shedding...: ...Occurs in everyone, all the time, as a normal event, but it's hardly noticeable for most people. If you've experienced a generalized peeling of your entire skin surface, something happened to cause it, such as a sunburn or a viral illness, or a medication could have done it. A good emollient lotion should alleviate the dryness, but there my be an underlying problem; see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How heavy is the human head in proportion to the rest of the body?

How heavy is the human head in proportion to the rest of the body?

About 10 pounds: The average human head weighs about 10 pounds. Perched at top of the body tower and post of the cervical spine, it tends to fall toward the center of them earth at 32 feet per second per second. Compared to other body parts, the head is not weighty, but when held off center, i.e., tilted, it can place great stress on neck and shoulder muscles that hold it upright. ...Read more

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Is MRSA serious and can it be transmitted by human skin to skin contact?

Is MRSA serious and can it be transmitted by human skin to skin contact?

YES and YES: Mrsa is a bacteria that is resistant to a number of previously effective antibiotics by mouth to treat "staph" infections. Mrsa can be aggressive and cause severe soft tissue infections and can kill a patient if not treated in a timely fashion with the appropiate antibiotics. Mrsa is commonly found on the skin of certain people can spread by skin-to-skin (direct) or by fomite (indirect) contact. ...Read more

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Is scratching your head in confusion an actual human reaction or cartoon?

Is scratching your head in confusion an actual human reaction or cartoon?

Scratvhing your head: Is a reaction for some people in real life but not everyone. Some people stare blankly others may get mad. In cartoons we see one standard sterotyped response. The real response is as varied as individual people themselves. ...Read more

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How would I make my scrape heal faster? Its a bit red im thinking that's the thin layer of skin?

How would I make my scrape heal faster? Its a bit red im thinking that's the thin layer of skin?

Vit C, Zinc, calendula: Vitamin C and zinc are among the most important nutrients for wound healing and deficiencies of both are common. 1000 mg of C 2x/day & 30 mg of Zinc picolinate may help.
Various herbs applied topically are thought to help wound healing- among the best are calendula, plantain and comfrey. Salves containing these are sold at health food stores. ...Read more