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How can one promote better wound care and healing of minor skin abrasion?

How can one promote better  wound care and healing of minor skin abrasion?

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 more

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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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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 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... ?

See your doctor : You may have an infection. See your doctor. He or she may prescribe an antibiotic if needed. Triple antibiotic creams with lidocaine may help in cases with pain associated with skin irritations. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can I do to fix the skin abrasion on my face?

What can I do to fix the skin abrasion on my face?

Cant fix: A skin abrasion can't be fixed. You can keep it form itching by keeping it moist with vaseline, or zinc oxide. Best to avoid sunlight, will help prevent scarring. ...Read more

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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

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How can I treat and healing time for leg abrasion?

How can I treat and healing time for leg abrasion?

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

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Corneal abrasion healing. What is the process like?

Corneal abrasion healing. What is the process like?

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

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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.

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.

Get skin check: Skin lesions and or irregularities, especially on sun exposed areas, should be evaluated to be safe. A dermatologist is a skin specialist who would be best to examine you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Abrasion on head of penis, what to do?

Abrasion on head of penis, what to do?

I advise you: to leave it alone and see a doctor for proper diagnosis. Meantime, just use a bland moisturizer like vaseline a few times a day.
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How to care for abrasion on penis head?

How to care for abrasion on penis head?

Same As Anywhere: Treatment would be the same as anywhere else on the body. Keep the area clean and watch for infection (increased redness, pain, swelling, drainage). ...Read more

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Abrasion on head of penis, how to treat it?

Abrasion on head of penis, how to treat it?

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 more

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Corneal abrasion healing time: how long does it take after treatment?

Corneal abrasion healing time: how long does it take after treatment?

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

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Why does hydrogen peroxide only bubble-up on abrasions and not your skin?

Chemical reaction: Peroxide bubbles up when it comes in contact with dead skin, bacteria, and other stuff that's present on skin abrasions. Unabraded skin doesn't have enough foreign material on it to cause that reaction. ...Read more

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Can I continue to wear contacts while I am healing from a corneal abrasion?

Can I continue to wear contacts while I am healing from a corneal abrasion?

No: Best not to, increased chance for infection, may worsen abrasion during self placement and removal. Though sometimes a bandage contact lens is placed to help with the pain for a large abrasion. ...Read more

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Do you need antibiotics for a small skin abrasion if it seems to be infected?

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

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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 more

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What could make me itch everywhere even palms and feet. But no skin abrasions?

What could make me itch  everywhere even palms and feet. But no skin abrasions?

Allergy: You might be allergic to something. Try some over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if it improves. If not, see your primary care physician for a full evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more