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Remove Sealants With Air Abrasion
I have this mild cheek abrasion. The hard covering got removed unexpectedly, leaving a part of skin actually seen. How long would it heal?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Probably not: Most products only improve the appearance of the scar but do not totally remove it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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