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My tongue hurts from scraping?

My tongue hurts from scraping?

Be gentle: You only want to remove the loose material from your tongue when you scrape it. There is no need to be vigorous or to go deep. ...Read more

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How can you prevent scarring from scraping your knee?

How can you prevent scarring from scraping your knee?

Wound care: Typically, most scrapes ae not deep enough to scar permanently. The best way to avoid scarring is to avoid inflammation. Keeping the area clean, using a antiobiotic ointment to maintain a little moisture and protecting the area is the best way. ...Read more

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Can you get tongue damage due to scraping?

Can you get tongue damage due to scraping?

Be gentle : You do not need a lot of force to clean your tongue. Be gentle, the plaque and debris comes off easily. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse tartar build up other than scraping?

Is it possible to reverse tartar build up other than scraping?

No: Tartar is calcified plaque. You can remove the plaque before it becomes tartar by brushing and flossing, but once it hardens it must be removed with a sharp instrument. ...Read more

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How uncomfortable is it after corneal scraping and for how long?

How uncomfortable is it after corneal scraping and for how long?

Explanation: It is can be painful or sensitive for a week. Occasionally 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Feels like there is something sharp scraping my tongue that's launched inside my tonsils. What is this ?

Feels like there is something sharp scraping my tongue that's launched inside my tonsils. What is this ?

Possibly a sore..but: Try to determine with your tongue (or finger) if it feels like there is a foreign thing there - can your tongue feel "edges" or "shape"? If so, you might have a small fish or chicken bone stuck in your tonsil!!!!! That is REALLY rare! With a history of canker sores, they can "feel sharp" when your tongue rubs against it. Look in a mirror -- if see something, OR if not better, see doctor! ...Read more

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I have abnormal pap. Is there any treatment except scraping?

I have abnormal pap. Is there any treatment except scraping?

Depends: "abnormal pap" really doesn't tell me anything. There are dozens of ways a pap could be abnormal. What needs to be done ranges form nothing to taking biopsies. Minor abnormalities like ascus or mild dysplasia usually go away spontaneously (without subsequent treatment), but you may need further testing (eg, colposcopy) to make sure no abnormalities were missed with the pap. ...Read more

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What is the procedure called that involves eye scraping to restore sight?

What is the procedure called that involves eye scraping to restore sight?

Too Broad: That can be anything from a simple removal of the epithelium (epitheliectomy) to more advanced superficial keratectomy, to more involved "anterior lamellar keratectomy" to a full corneal transplant "penetrating keratoplasty." many times people also call pterygium surgery a "scraping procedure." i have also heard people call cataract surgery a scarping procedure (which is not correct!). ...Read more

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