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Skin Abrasion Healing
Clean and cover: Localized small abrasions can be rinsed with sterile saline or warm water and soap and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Consult with your physician if you do not have improvement or develop signs of infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I masturbated for too long 4 days ago... And I got an abrasion under my penile head. It's been 4 days now and it still hurts and not healing. I don't know what to do... ?
I have this mild cheek abrasion. The hard covering got removed unexpectedly, leaving a part of skin actually seen. How long would it heal?
Eh?: You mean heal it? Cover with neosporin. ...Read more
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, Hibiclens, Betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (Motrin, Advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Corneal healing: An abrasion of the cornea is like a scratch on the skin, it involves the superficial layers of the cornea surface, the epithelium. Corneal abrasion heal quickly because of the moisture of the eye. These heal much better and faster if there is no infection, therefore treatment of an abrasion consists of antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more
I had an deep abrasion on my head and when the skin grew back the skin is a bit rough and the complexion doesn't match, can I send a pic?
Sure: After any injury to the skin there will be discoloration. This can take many months to go away. ...Read more
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.
Here are some...: What abraded your glans penis (head)? New or old? Once or recurrent? How did it heal if old / recurrent? Its Rx & care should based on its cause and past history. Largely, time + patience are essential with proper cleacsing and drying with optional gingerly use of topical antibiotics with or without steroid under close watch and F/U. More? Ask doc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect and keep : Clean and moist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually Overnight: Amber, If you had an uncomplicated corneal abeasion, not caused by contact lens wear, you should be feeling better by the next day. Do not rub the eye or you could re-abrade the cornea. If you are a contact lens wearer, have significant and/or increasing pain and/or light sensitivity, that is not normal and needs to be seen ASAP. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer