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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

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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Please help! What is the best way to take care of an abrasion that may still have debris that cannot be removed without disturbing tissue?

Please help! What is the best way to take care of an abrasion that may still have debris that cannot be removed without disturbing tissue?

Abrasions&Debris: To remove debris without disturbing the tissue can be accomplished with a steady stream of Normal Saline used over the wound. Then pat dry with a sterile dressing. ...Read more

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Small abrasions used hydrogen peroxide it turn half white and scaly. Wet from the shower it doesn't want to dry. Should the white Skin be remove?

Small abrasions used hydrogen peroxide it turn half white and scaly. Wet from the shower it doesn't want to dry. Should the white Skin be remove?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Kills tissue. You may want to stop using it and just allow the body to shed the dead skin when it is ready. ...Read more

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Should I go to work with a corneal abrasion that was irritated again from a hair follicle that I removed and rubbed?

Should I go to work with a corneal abrasion that was irritated again from a hair follicle that I removed and rubbed?

Patch the eye: You will have a lot of pain and tearing after a corneal abrasion, the best way to avoid undue pain, light sensitivity, and to allow proper healing is to place a softy patch over the affected eye for a day or two 'til the sensitivity and pain are gone. Depending on what you do for work, you should be able to work with an eye patch, up to you. ...Read more

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My wife had some abrasions and a ovarie removed. Since the surgery she has swollen up around the stomach and she have been in extreme pain. What can she do.?

My wife had some abrasions and a ovarie removed. Since the surgery she has swollen up around the stomach and she have been in extreme pain. What can she do.?

See the surgeon: Sounds like something is wrong, if there is extreme pain. The surgeon can evaluate to see if there is an abdominal infection or some other serious problem. ...Read more

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Is it called air abrasion when a dentist just wants to lighten front teeth a shade or two since there is a lighter colored crown present?

Is it called air abrasion when a dentist just wants to lighten front teeth a shade or two since there is a lighter colored crown present?

No: Air abrasion is sometimes used to remove weaken tooth structure or decay, clean debris from teeth and crowns. It is more like sandblasting and is too powerful to lighten teeth.
There are other ways to lighten teeth. ...Read more

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Can the dentist remove my childs fissure sealants safely.

Can the dentist remove my childs fissure sealants safely.

Why?: Why would you want to do that? The sealant is protecting your child. ...Read more

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Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Probably not: Most products only improve the appearance of the scar but do not totally remove it. ...Read more

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How can you treat regular abrasions?

How can you treat regular abrasions?

REGULAR ABRASIONS?: I DO NOT KNOW WHAT REGULAR ABRASIONS ARE.
WHAT PARTS OF THE BODY?
HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN GOING ON?
SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat small abrasion?

Peroxide: Clean it with peroxide and apply otc antibiotic ointment on top twice daily until healed, and leave it open as much as you can, just keep it clean. ...Read more

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Should you swim in a lake with a abrasion?

Should you swim in a lake with a abrasion?

Yes: An abrasion is covered with fibrin and there's probably no terrible microbes in the water in any case. Wash it clean after you get out to remove the particulate matter. Soap and water are better friends for you right now than any "disinfectant". Don't let a little scrape stop you from doing what you can enjoy safely. ...Read more

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What does "k abrasion" mean in medical terms?

Corneal scratch: K refers to 'kerato' which is medical terminology for the corneal. A k abrasion is a scratch or defect of the cornea, usually from trauma. ...Read more

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What causes an abrasion to have clearish-brown fluid come out of it?

What causes an abrasion to have clearish-brown fluid come out of it?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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How do I know if my abrasion is infected?

Rubor, dolor, tumor: Redness (rubor), swelling (tumor), pain (dolor), are the cardinal symptoms of inflemmation and infection. Pus on the surface or draining pus or fever would also be signs of infection. ...Read more

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What causes clear mucus to come out of abrasions?

Inflammatory cells: After an injury the body sends cells to dispose of dead or foreign tissue and kill germs
then sents cells to heal area

both of these will cause a clear fluid that dries thickened and sometimes yellow. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is acidic-micro-abrasion?

Terminology: I assume you are referring to the use of products such as retinoic acid that break down the skins keratin layer and stimulate skin regeneration resulting in smoother and healthier skin ...Read more

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What's a corneal abrasion?

What's a corneal abrasion?

A scratched cornea: The cornea is the clear dome shaped tissue that is in the front of the eye. When you scratch the cornea, you have damaged the surface layer or epithelial cells. It will cause tearing, redness, light sensitivity and blurry vision until it heal. Healing times vary but in general range from 1-4 days. ...Read more

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Sealants (Definition)

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