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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
Variable: It is completely dependent on what the chemicals are. Recommend resubmitting & letting us know the specific chemicals you are referring to. ...Read more
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
Because: Outer skin layers shedGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Subcutaneous: Injections are usually subcutanous (in a skin layer) or intramuscular (in a muscle). ...Read more
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
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
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
What is thw best way to revive skin after it has peeled on several different layers of skin all over your face?
I scraped my head a few weeks ago. It took a layer of skin off but now its seems healed, but is still pink. What can I do?
Wait: This is normal and part of the healing process. Give it a few weeks. ...Read more
If the human head stops growing in size at the age of 10. Why do adults have bigger heads than teenagers? Or kids for that matter
Head growth is: Related to brain growth. Brain growth continues till young adulthood, about age 25. ...Read more
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
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
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.?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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