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Doctor insights on: Layers Of The Epidermis

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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

Epidermis (Definition)

The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) ...Read more


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How deep into the layers of epidermis/ dermis do tumors go?

How deep into the layers of epidermis/ dermis do tumors go?

Depend on the stage: It can go through all the layers . Stage iii skin cancer not only will go through all layers but also to adjacent cartilage, muscle and bone. ...Read more

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Can you feel your epidermis?

Can you feel your epidermis?

Epidermis: Absolutely. The epidermis is the top layer of your skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: epidermis?

See below: The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) horny layer (stratum corneum). ...Read more

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What does discontinuity in epidermis mean in layman terms?

Break: Anything from a paper cut to a scratch to a little blister to a fissure to a gunshot wound. Everything depends on the context of the description. I'm glad you're proactive and hope you can have the big picture clarified. ...Read more

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What is melanin in the epidermis?

What is melanin in the epidermis?

Freckle: Look up this site for more info: http://www.freckles.org/causes/ ...Read more

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What is a projection of the epidermis?

What is a projection of the epidermis?

Epidermis: The epidermis is the outer layer of skin, so that just describes something that is coming from the epidermis. ...Read more

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Is the epidermis and the dermis the same?

No: Epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and dermis is just below it. ...Read more

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How does the epidermis differ from dermis?

The epidermis: is the outermost layer of skin. The dermis is right below it. The epidermis contains very little in the way of structures. Whereas the dermis contains blood vessels and many other structures. ...Read more

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What makes the epidermis and dermis similar?

What makes the epidermis and dermis similar?

They are both: layers of skin & both help to protect the body. ...Read more

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Is a subepidermal shot given in the epidermis?

No, by: definition it is below the dermis, which is below the epidermis. ...Read more

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What kind of tissue are the dermis and epidermis?

Skin: They are layers of skin. Please see: https://www.aad.org/public/kids/skin/the-layers-of-your-skin ...Read more