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Top Layer Skin
After stitches removed top layer skin not ppen, can it be because the other layers already healed, ? No redness or pain it looks like small cut
Yes: Stitches are removed after the skin has closed and starts healing. ...Read more
Yes, but...: When the top layer of skin cells is scraped off, there is no bleeding. The remaining cells just multiply and become the new top layer of cells. If unlucky, there can be a color change at that spot for a while. Protecting that spot from sun exposure during healing may help decrease the chances of color changes there. ...Read more
My friend caught his head on a piece of metal and just took the top layer of skin off and it bled for a bit but then stopped what should he do?
Keep it clean:
Hard to say without seeing it. If you cannot separate the edges, it probably won’t need stitches.
You should wash the area carefully with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment. Repeat this once or twice daily until it heals.
Consider seeing a doctor within the next 24 hours if the bleeding doesn’t stop, if the area is larger than about 2.5 cm, or if it goes completely thru the skin. ...Read more
My daughter backed into a hot grill and burned the top layer of skin. What home products can I apply to the burned area?
Cool the area quicky: After cooling for minutes, with no direct ice to skin, cortisone, with a and d cream will minimize the tissue damage. ...Read more
I have a lot of scars all over my body. Is there a surgery to replace the entire top layer of skin?
Sorry, no: Even if there were, it would not remove the scars as they are deeper than the top layer of skin. Pick the one or two you hate the most and show them to a plastic surgeon so he can advise you about ways to minimize their appearance and work from there. ...Read more
My wound and eczema look so much better. Can cortisone help in repairing skin. The top layer of skin is very soft.
Not cortisone: This interferes with healing and invites reinfection ...Read more
I have little bumps with pus. And they itch. When I scratch them it takes top layer of skin off and be a little crater?
Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds like folliculitis, but there are many possibilities, including allergic reactions and insect bites and viral illness. If it is folliculitis, the first treatment is warm compresses. Sometimes antibiotics are needed. Best to see your doctor for a proper evaluation. You may also try taking a picture of your rash and sending it in a AskDoctor consult on HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
When I itch a mosquito bite the top layer of skin comes off. Left with a scanned patch of skin. Not itching hard. Why is that.
Sounds normal.: I don't know what you mean by a "scanned patch" of skin, but the skin over a bite does tend to slough off as the area heals. It is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
Is it possible to heal my finger after I tore off a layer of skin. It didn't bleed but it looked like I had cut the top layer of skin off.
Is it possible to heal my finger after I tore off a layer of skin. It didn't bleed but it looked like I had cut the top layer of skin off.?
Yes: Yes area will heal just fine. No worries ...Read more
Best way to treat a 3" burn from an iron? Top layer of skin (brown and puffed) torn off by a bandaid after 24 hours, leaving raw skin.
Keep it greased: Your best end result will occur if you keep it clean and protected. Any antibacterial ointment or petroleum jelly should work. Keep it greased until the area is less vulnerable, probably 3-5 days and look out for signs of infection. You may cover it to avoid transferring ointment to your clothes or to keep dirt out. Good luck! ...Read more
I burned myself on a bonfire pit - blistered immediately and top layer of skin peeled off. How do I treat this so I don't get scarring or infection?
2nd degree burn:
Blistering implies at least a second degree burn and while I cannot coment on your particular situation without seeing it I know that these burns are helped by taking off the dead area and putting on antibiotics
This requires physician input
It will also hurt a lot less if this is done by a professional ...Read more
I got a cut seemed to be the top layer of skin and like 5 minutes later a coworker made contact with it as I was doing a fist pump any concerns HIV?
Penile skin: Lack of lubrication from skene's glands which surround the penis and also some dermatological conditions can cause dryness and peeling. ...Read more
Hard to do: It's kind of hard to do without even a pin-point break in the the skin in order for the fluid to drain. ...Read more
My genitals itch and when I scratch, the top layer of skin flakes off- sometimes in large peices. Anti-fungal creams don't work.?
There is a small bump on my right finger it looks like a wart but I'm not sure it sometimes shed it's top layer of skin whicht grows back?
Small tapioca color bump on palm of finger. Firm to touch and looks like its under the top layer of skin. Hurts a little w pressed. What could it be?
Pompholyx: This could be a condition called pompholyx. Usually it comes as multiple lesions so if it is a single lesion, chances are it is something else ...Read more
I have a sore under my arm, it looks like the top layer of skin has peeled off and is only sore when rubbed what is it? And can I get a cream for it?
Possibly: You may want to have a doc look at it first. ...Read more
What kind of rash do I have. It on the tip of my finger. It itches. The top layer of skin is dead and flacky. I have little spots under the sking?
Herpetic Whitlow is a painful cluster of the small vesicles on the tip of the finger. Another possible cause of the similar rash is an impetigo, or bacterial infection.
In the case of dyshidrosis, there could be small vesicles under the skin of palms and fingers. It cause itching and the skin may became scaly. Dyshidrosis could be treated with the steroid creams. ...Read more
Ringworm little red puss pockets round top layer if skin coming off getting larger itcthes and burning
I had ctr 3wks ago and still can't use my hand, when the stitches were removed the top layer of skin hadn't healed properly now I have scar tissue?
Near the base of my penis shaft near pubic hair with hair there is a hard bump under 1cm. No pain and it appears to move with the top layer of skin.?
Here are some...: What described most likely represents the occurrence of small sebaceous cyst or subcutaneous lipoma, both of which are harmless with no practical need for its removal, if needed for whatever the reason may be, can be done under local aneshesia as ambulatroy procedure. Of course, without a direct look & feel at it, it is still hard to give accurate Dx. So and more? Seek evaluation & counseling. ...Read more
Scraped finger on metal dumpster. Some rust. Just top layer of skin. Small size. Cleaned soap, water, antibiotic. Last td july 2008. Booster needed?
Tetanus shot: No booster needed since your dt shot is good for ten years. ...Read more
I fell off a horse yesterday and had extreme lower left back pain but no bruising and now the top layer of skin is numb so what is causing this numbness?
Nerve trauma: The numbness may be due to traumatic injury to the nerves that provide sensation to the skin, which arise from the spine. An X-ray would help exclude any traumatic fracture that may be affecting these nerves. Thankfully nerves do heal over time. ...Read more