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Skin Trauma (Definition)

Skin trauma is injury to the skin. This can be bruising or ...Read more


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What is the treatment for skin laceration?

What is the treatment for skin laceration?

Laceration: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. 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
when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been > than 5 years ...Read more

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If nonrusty skin laceration, can I just clean it and put on bandaid?

If nonrusty skin laceration, can I just clean it and put on bandaid?

Yes: For small cuts, apply direct pressure for 10 minutes to stop bleeding. If this is successful, all you need to do is clean the area with soap and water and cover with plain vaseline and a band-aid. Repeat this once daily. There is no reason to use topical antibiotics like neosporin or bacitracin. Repeat daily until the skin heals over. If it becomes red, painful, or oozes pus, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Got skin laceration not deep. Should I seek medical care or let it heal on its own.?

That depends...: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. If you can’t stop bleeding that requires medical intervention. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 When was your last tetanus shot? ...Read more

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Long skin laceration not deep. Clean blade. Should I seek medical care or let it heal on its own.?

Long skin laceration not deep. Clean blade. Should I seek medical care or let it heal on its own.?

Sharp lacerations...: ...Usually have smooth edges, which will facilitate healing; but if it's really long, you may need stitches even if it isn't deep. You could also have a smoldering infection, even if the blade was "clean." and you need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in 5-10 years. So you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has a 1 CM laceration on the back of her head. Do it need a suture?

My daughter has a 1 CM laceration on the back of her head. Do it need a suture?

Is it still bleeding: One cm laceration of the scalp might require a suture or perhaps a skin staple--especially if it is continuing to ooze blood or if the wound is gaping open. Infection of lacerations are a genuine concern, so it may prove worthwhile to have the wound cleansed professionally and evaluated for possible closure. You will sleep better just knowing the wound has been checked out! Must see in < 12 hours. ...Read more

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My skin burst open from blunt force and got a laceration. What is the best way to treat this?

Clean and cover.: Wash the area and rinse it well. Cover with a clean dressing. Watch for pain, fever and increased drainage. ...Read more

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Whenever I have skin trauma, eg. Shaving, my skin produces a white/brown substance which has a smell. This persists until the heals. What is substance?

Whenever I have skin trauma, eg. Shaving, my skin produces a white/brown substance which has a smell. This persists until the heals. What is substance?

Huh: Well, white seems like it would be an infection. Brown seems like it would be dried blood. Most likely it is serosanguinous fluid, but without seeing it, hard to know for sure. Sounds like this has been happening all your life? If so, probably not much to worry about. If something new, would go and see your primary care physician and they can provide a better answer. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for skin trauma?

Skin trauma: Skin trauma is often addressed by your primary care physician or an emergency room physician. More complex cases may need plastic surgery consultation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin trauma?

Skin Injury: Skin trauma is injury to the skin. This can be bruising or may be a cut/laceration. ...Read more

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How long can a bang to the head hurt without laceration?

How long can a bang to the head hurt without laceration?

Depends on injury: When you have a blunt trauma to the scalp it can be painful for a few days to a week getting better each day. There might be swelling, or a hematoma (bleeding under the skin) which can further prolong the pain. Obviously minor trauma will heal faster than major. Ice can help reduce the swelling, a hematoma is usually self limited and will resolve over time. If concerned go have it checked. ...Read more

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Can someone get a stroke from a severe laceration to the head?

Can someone get a stroke from a severe laceration to the head?

Yes, in at least: 2 ways. First, if the blood loss is severe enough, the brain could not get enough blood for a period of time.

Second, the laceration could cause a flap or a dissection of the vessel wall, resulting in reduction or obstruction of blood flow, again resulting in a stroke. ...Read more

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After a head laceration what are signs to watch for as it is healing?

After a head laceration what are signs to watch for as it is healing?

Many: Lack of pain, lack of fever, lock of drainage, they are all signs of good healing.
You can always let somebody looks at it and tell you how it looks ...Read more

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Is there any way to get keloids just from a specific skin trauma?

Is there any way to get keloids just from a specific skin trauma?

Keloids & trauma: In those prone to keloid formation, a minor trauma can precipitate keloid formation. ...Read more

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If I have white skin after getting sutures to a moderately deep laceration, is there something wrong with me?

Several possibilitie: Without having seen it I could speculate
1. Circulation needs reestablished to wound margins
2. Wound dressing far to wet causing maceration
3. Slight possibility of wound infection
4. Possible scar tissue with less pigment than surrounding skin
in any event follow up with physician. ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for skin trauma?

Probably: To the extent that the trauma is painful, serious, and potentially limb/life threatening, it is advisable to visit a physician for an opinion based on his/her experience and education. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with skin trauma to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with skin trauma to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Skin trauma: The severity of the wound (depth, dirt, muscle/tendon involvement), size of the area involved, and location of the wound are all factors to be considered. If it's large, deep, dirty, involves vital structures, don't wait, see a doc. Also be certain you're up to date on tetanus prophylaxis (within past 10 years?). ...Read more

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What should I do with dead skin on a laceration that is on the side of my thumb?

What should I do with dead skin on a laceration that is on the side of my thumb?

Have it removed.: Have someone else gently remove the dead skin. It is difficult to do this yourself and you may cut into healthy skin if you're not careful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a child who had head laceration and doctor used dermabond (glue) how long it will take for the wound to heal?

Can you tell me if a child who had head laceration and doctor used dermabond (glue) how long it will take for the wound to heal?

4 days: Head wounds heal fast. Usually after a few days the dermabond will begin to peel off. Don't help it. Let it come off by itself. ...Read more

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Could laser treatment be done to remove post skin trauma marks?

Could laser treatment be done to remove post skin trauma marks?

Depends: Some scars can be treated with laser. Some are not. Probably should seek a plastic surgery consultation to see if your scar is treatable with laser. ...Read more

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If you get a laceration in the mouth, can it form a scab like it does on skin?

If you get a laceration in the mouth, can it form a scab like it does on skin?

Not usually: Mouth lacerations heal quickly and do not form scabs but if you see scabs see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for skin trauma, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Skin trauma: The best thing is to see someone without worrying about who would be best. Delay in wound care can make a simple healing process more complicated than it needs to. Access to wound care can come from many sources: urgent care, emergency room, primary care, or subspecialty care (wound care, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, etc.). ...Read more

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Pink anus skin, itch gone now by 6 days, rectal little laceration, duue to fungus, eccema, psoriasis, or diper rash?

Pink anus skin, itch gone now by 6 days, rectal little laceration, duue to fungus, eccema, psoriasis, or diper rash?

Could have been a: Little fissure or cut from a big poop passing through or from an inflamed hemorrhoid from constipation. Keep using your cream till it heals up. Glad it feels better! '. ...Read more

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Is evacuation of a head laceration scalp hematoma a surgical procedure?

Is evacuation of a head laceration scalp hematoma a surgical procedure?

Yes: Technically yes. It is not a huge procedure as it is technically skin deep. But scalp lacerations can bleed a lot and a hematoma in that location could have lots of clots and therefore will requires a thorough evacuation with good lighting and surgical instruments as in a typical or. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing skin trauma. She was admitted for Enterococcus in leg what is this?

My Mother is experiencing skin trauma. She was admitted for Enterococcus in leg what is this?

Enterococci: Enterococci are gram positive cocci that grow in chains that usually live peacefully I n our gut. Studies show they are an increasingly prevalent source of infection in humans. Your mom will require culture and sensitivity to antibiotic testing by wound culture and antibiotic treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you treat a sebaceous cyst or skin trauma in the vaginal area?

How can you treat a sebaceous cyst or skin trauma in the vaginal area?

= Bartholin's cyst: This may be a lesion called a bartholin's cyst which should be treated by your gynecologist. It could also be another lesion such as a mucous cyst or other entity. ...Read more

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I have a slightly raised brown lesion with irregular shape for 3 years on labia majora after minor skin trauma. No other symptoms. What is it?

I have a slightly raised brown lesion with irregular shape for 3 years on labia majora after minor skin trauma. No other symptoms. What is it?

Needs exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. An obgyn should be able to visualize the area and determine if a biopsy is needed ...Read more

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Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity

Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity

Foreign Body?: Although anything is possible, it is unlikely that a simple laceration sustained several years ago would still cause discomfort unless contaminated with a piece of glass or debris, or if the laceration involved a nerve which hasn't healed properly. ...Read more

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One 1in clean straight line laceration below skin on palm by nail; 3 days old not healing or bleeding; slight soreness. Heal on its own?

One 1in clean straight line laceration below skin on palm by nail; 3 days old not healing or bleeding; slight soreness. Heal on its own?

Laceration: At this point it is too late to repair the laceration due to increased chance of infection, so it is going to have to heal from the bottom up. Worrisome signs would be pus, redness and drainage. It will be sore for a while and will slowly heal, but it will. ...Read more

Skin Laceration (Definition)

Laceration is the fancy medical ...Read more