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How to heal a cut faster?

How to heal a cut faster?

Rest, don't pick.: How long a cut takes to heal depends on where it is on your body, and how deep it is. If it is in an area of movement, like over a joint or is widened when you use the muscles under it, then movement will keep it from coming together. Clean it with mild half strength soap, and cover with Bacitracin twice a day. Don't pick. Avoid moving the affected part ( a splint may be required). ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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How can I heal a third degree burn scar?

How can I heal a third degree burn scar?

Semantics : A scar is the healed result of a wound. Third degree burns extend completely through all layers of skin and usually result in early removal of the burned tissue and skin grafting from another area. However the burn could have been left to heal as a scar. ...Read more

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How to permently remove a burn scar?

How to permently remove a burn scar?

It will improve: Scars are permanent but almost all fade with time. Protect the scars from sunlight while there is any pink left in them; they will burn easily and, if tanned, may be tanned permanently. I would not expect the scar to assume its final form for 12-18 months. The younger you are, the longer it will take. Do not rush into scar revision. See a surgeon certified by the am. Bd. Of plas. Surg. If question ...Read more

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How long will a burn blister take to fully heal?

How long will a burn blister take to fully heal?

1 week: Normal healing process is approximately 7 days. If there is factors preventing normal healing then healing process will be delayed if wound remains open after 3 weeks this is considered chronic non healing ulcer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a first degree face burn from waxing, to heal? Will it keep scars?

How long does it take for a first degree face burn from waxing, to heal? Will it keep scars?

1-2 weeks.: First-degree burns -- superficial ones that are red, but not blistered -- generally heal within a couple of weeks, without scars. You can apply a mild otc Hydrocortisone cream sparingly twice a day to speed the process along a bit, if you wish. "burn creams" like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) are unnecessary. ...Read more

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How to help heal a painful sunburn?

How to help heal a painful sunburn?

Sunburn: The thick, gel-like juice of the aloe vera plant can take the sting and redness out of a sunburn. Aloe vera causes blood vessels to constrict. Luckily, this healing plant is available at your local nursery or even in the grocery store's floral department. Simply slit open one of the broad leaves and apply the gel directly to the burn. Apply five to six times per day for several days. ...Read more

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How to heal a burnt tongue?

How to heal a burnt tongue?

Time: You'll need to give it a couple of days, depending on how bad you burned it. In the interim, sucking on ice chips, and otc pain meds will help. Avoid hot or spicy foods. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

After care: Keep the area clean and i would keep Bacitracin on the area with some kind of dressing. Eventually you may need a topical steroid. I would recommend seeing a physician if it is a severe burn. ...Read more

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How long does it take a c-section scar to heal?

How long does it take a c-section scar to heal?

Depends: The scar itself is waterproof in 2 days but most surgeons don't recommend swimming or soaking in water for 2 weeks. Scar maturation however ( the process from injury to well healed and normal scar) can take 12-18 months. Sometimes longer. Most obstetricians like patients to wait 6 weeks before heavy lifting or strenuous activity. My abdominoplasty patients are given the same restrictions. ...Read more

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How to heal broken skin from a pimple?

How to heal broken skin from a pimple?

Clindamycin : Topical Clindamycin is helpful for treating a pimple. The skin should heal on its own. If your pimple isn't healing, see your doc bc non healing papules can be something more insidious. ...Read more

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For how long does it take a burn scar to fade?

Depends: Scar will continue to modify itself for up to a year or 18 months. It will change during this time. After that, the scar is matured. Once the scar is matured, it does not change. ...Read more

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How long will it take for skin burns to heal from an antiseptic (savlon)?

How long will it take for skin burns to heal from an antiseptic (savlon)?

Fast 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 can you help a wound heal faster?

How can you help a wound heal faster?

Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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How long can a wound scar take to heal how many months and what's best treatment for healing scars?

How long can a wound scar take to heal how many months and what's best treatment for healing scars?

Patience: 6 weeks to eight weeks to fully heal. Keep moist to prevent permanent scarring. Open to air when possible. If it dries out, the dry dead skin should be removed. ...Read more

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How long for caustic burn to heal?

How long for caustic burn to heal?

Fast 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 can I heal keloid from 2nd degree burn injury?

How can I heal keloid from 2nd degree burn injury?

See a doctor: A true keloid needs to be dealt with by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Most OTC creams do not work well. Often steroids, pressure devices etc. are needed ...Read more

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How long will it take for a second degree burn to heal?

How long will it take for a second degree burn to heal?

Depends on you..: If you area healthy it may take a week or two. If you have diabetes, cancer or immune compromise it will take longer. ...Read more

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How can I make my scars from a skin graft heal?

How can I make my scars from a skin graft heal?

Heal or improve?: I am guessing you mean improve and not heal. Scars only result after the donor / recipient sites have healed. I am a big proponent of scar massage for the improvement of all scars, including those resulting from skin grafting. What you put on your hand before you do the massage (cocoa butter, vitamin e, mederma) is not as important as vigorous massage, twice a day. Further surgery can also help. ...Read more

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How to remove keloid scar from burn?

How to remove keloid scar from burn?

Several ways: The keloid scar can be treated in several ways. Of course the risk of developing another keloid scar is always present. The physician can inject steroid into the belly of the scar shrinking it of the scar can be surgically removes and the skin cosmetically closed, This may create another keloid but hopefully not. ...Read more

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How can I heal a toothpaste burn?

How can I heal a toothpaste burn?

Toothpaste burn: Toothpaste can harm seen, sometimes to the point of leaving a scar. Toothpaste should never be used anywhere except in the mouth, just like you wouldn't use skin cream to brush your teeth. Please see a Dermatologist, a skin doctor, ASAP to help prevent permanent scarring. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more