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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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What is an abrasion?

What is an abrasion?

It's just a scratch: That's it, any time skin is scraped (or for example the cornea that is the sort of skin on the eyeball) it is called an abrasion. ...Read more

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What is microderm abrasion?

What is microderm abrasion?

Exfoliation : Microdermabrasion is a way of mechanically exfoliating the dead skin from the surface of your skin while using suction to remove debris from the pores. A "sandblasting technique using a spray of aluminum crystals is the most popular method, but crystal free methods using fine diamond dust embedded into a want is a better alternative. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an abrasion?

What sort of problem is an abrasion?

Let me explain: In dermatology, an abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to the skin, no deeper than the epidermis. It is less severe than a laceration, and bleeding, if present, is minimal. Mild abrasions, also known as grazes or scrapes, do not scar or bleed, but deep abrasions may lead to the formation of scar tissue. A more traumatic abrasion that removes all layers of skin is called an avulsion. ...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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How can you shower with severe abrasions?

How can you shower with severe abrasions?

Abrasions: If the abrasions are dirty/ contaminated - may need to use some force to remove this and then flush well with water. If the abrasions are clean - you may wish to use a gentler stream and would avoid water that is very hot. ...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