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Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane.It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more


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What can I do to fix the skin abrasion on my face?

What can I do to fix the skin abrasion on my face?

Cant fix: A skin abrasion can't be fixed. You can keep it form itching by keeping it moist with vaseline, or zinc oxide. Best to avoid sunlight, will help prevent scarring. ...Read more

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I have this mild cheek abrasion. The hard covering got removed unexpectedly, leaving a part of skin actually seen. How long would it heal?

I have this mild cheek abrasion. The hard covering got removed unexpectedly, leaving a part of skin actually seen. How long would it heal?

Can be few weeks: Can take up to few weeks for scab to completely resolve, you might get a new scab on top, do not pick on it as it can cause scarring, and avoid direct sun exposure- use sunscreen if out on a sun until it heals completely. ...Read more

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A small triangular patch of skin on my cheek that feels like a very minor abrasion. Difficult to see visually and hasn't changed shape for a year.

A small triangular patch of skin on my cheek that feels like a very minor abrasion. Difficult to see visually and hasn't changed shape for a year.

Get skin check: Skin lesions and or irregularities, especially on sun exposed areas, should be evaluated to be safe. A dermatologist is a skin specialist who would be best to examine you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does hydrogen peroxide only bubble-up on abrasions and not your skin?

Why does hydrogen peroxide only bubble-up on abrasions and not your skin?

Chemical reaction: Peroxide bubbles up when it comes in contact with dead skin, bacteria, and other stuff that's present on skin abrasions. Unabraded skin doesn't have enough foreign material on it to cause that reaction. ...Read more

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How can one promote better wound care and healing of minor skin abrasion?

How can one promote better  wound care and healing of minor skin abrasion?

Skin/wound care: Wound care and skin care can help with abrasions. Ok to shower, use gentle soap and wash cloth. Pat dry after shower. Hair dryer your skin and wound. Use skin oil to moisture your skin. Ok to use wound product ordered by your doc. Avoid oily over the counter wound products. If wound red or draining, get in to see your doc. ...Read more

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Do you need antibiotics for a small skin abrasion if it seems to be infected?

Do you need antibiotics for a small skin abrasion if it seems to be infected?

Abrasions: Clean well with fresh water and plain soap , pat dry and apply Vaseline. If it appears reddish around the lesion, warm , has blisters or drains, you must take the patient to the Doc. ...Read more

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What would the blood look like from an anal abrasion from wiping too much as a result of going to the bathroom 3 times a day? Will the skin heal?

Rectal Bleeding: The color of blood in the stool often depends on the location of the bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Generally, the closer the bleeding site is to the anus, the brighter red the blood will be. Thus, bleeding from the anus, rectum, and the sigmoid colon tends to be bright red, whereas bleeding from the transverse colon and the right colon tends to be dark red or maroon-colored. ...Read more

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