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Skin Graft (Definition)

A skin graft is surgically placed piece of skin that is used to cover a wound. It can be a full thickness piece of skin, or a split thickness skin graft, meaning not all layers of the dermis are included. They each have different characteristics, and may be used on different parts of the body. Skin grafts are often used for treatment of burns, ...Read more


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How do you know when a skin graft from a chemical burn is going to be required? How can you tell if chemical burn is healing/accident 1st of nov.

How do you know when a skin graft from a chemical burn is going to be required? How can you tell if chemical burn is healing/accident 1st of nov.

Clinical judgement: Any burn, thermal, chemical or electrical has degrees depending on depth of involvement. In simplest terms, 1st degree (superficial) will heal rapidly (7-10 days), 2nd degree (into dermis) can heal without scarring (10-14 days) if uncomplicated, 3rd-4th degree (deepest) usually grafting is needed. If your burn is 3 months old and not yet healed, see a plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Get tested for food allergies
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What degree of burns requires a skin graft?

What degree of burns requires a skin graft?

Depends: The answer to your question depends on the size of the burn and the depth of the burn. A 3rd degree burn is a full thickness burn involving all layers of the skin. If it can't be excised and closed primarily, it will likely need a skin graft. Some partial thickness burns (2nd degree) may require grafting also if they cannot heal in a reasonable amount of time. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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What type of burn requires removal of dead tissue and a skin graft to heal properly?

What type of burn requires removal of dead tissue and a skin graft to heal properly?

A 3rd-degree burn: 1st- and 2nd-degree burns are partial-thickness burns and will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. 3rd-degree burns are full-thickness burns and will require debridement of the burned dead tissue and skin grafting to heal. ...Read more

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Can a burn patient have an allogeniec skin graft without being put on lifetime immunosupressant...

Can a burn patient have an allogeniec skin graft without being put on lifetime immunosupressant...

Typically not: Usually, if it's not autologous skin (your own), your immune system will reject the skin, and it will begin to slough after about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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Have a burn from base chemical that is red some brown. If if gets infected will it require a skin graft? How do I avoid a skin graph?

Have a burn from base chemical that is red some brown. If if gets infected will it require a skin graft? How do I avoid a skin graph?

Avoid infection: If you have not had expert medical attention for the burn, get it! That is the time to discuss proper care of the site during healing to prevent infection and optimize the chances of avoiding long term issues. If you've had treatment, contact them for advice on follow-up care. I hope it heals well. Best! ...Read more

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Graft (Definition)

Tissues from one location are transferred to another . Also refers to ...Read more