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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

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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Hi, This Ramakrishna I have back and neck pain since 2years reason for disc abrasion problem. Please give me a some help how to cure this?

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This Ramakrishna I have back and neck  pain  since 2years reason for disc abrasion problem. Please give me a some help  how to cure this?

Exercise is best: Unfortunately painful discs in the neck and low back can be difficult to manage. The only intervention that has been shown to help long term is a regular exercise regimen focusing on stretching and strengthening the back (core muscles), neck and shoulder stabilizers. Nicotine should also be avoided. Massage, chiropractic or traction treatments can help flares as can steroid injections. ...Read more

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I had reoccurring cornea abrasions every 2 months until putting in a tear duct plug with no problems for 4 months now. How long can I keep it in?

I had reoccurring cornea abrasions every 2 months until putting in a tear duct plug with no problems for 4 months now. How long can I keep it in?

Until it falls out: The advantage of plugs is that they are easy to insert and can be removed if needed. They help maintain what tears you make but do not add any extra. The disadvantage is that they can fall out spontaneously. But it seems that as long as yours are in place, you will have the benefit. ...Read more

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Are PCPS able to treat corneal abrasions? Or any small eye pain? Eye problems? Or must go to an eye Dr?

Are PCPS able to treat corneal abrasions? Or any small eye pain? Eye problems? Or must go to an eye Dr?

Some can, some can't: Many PCPs are comfortable treating minor eye problems like simple abrasions or red eyes. Others prefer to send all eye problems to Eye Dr. Call your PCPs office for advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is an internal/external pelvic ultrasound able to see lesions/abrasions etc. On the cervix? Can this test see problems with fallopian tubes as well?

Is an internal/external pelvic ultrasound able to see lesions/abrasions etc. On the cervix? Can this test see problems with fallopian tubes as well?

YES AND NO: Usually one has a pelvic exam to look for lesions/ abrasions, a doctor will be able to see those with a light not with ultrasound. You can detect problems with the tubes with a salpingogram or ct. ...Read more

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Do eye abrasions heal 100%. Or will I have problems in the future? Chance of infection or it gettin worse. Doc said small abrasion. Spark flew in eye

Quick to heal: Eye (corneal) abrasions heal quickly, usually in less than 24 hours unless there is some particulate matter left over from the source of the abrasion. The infection chance is extremely low. In your case a spark, which was probably sterile, caused the abrasion. The only long term problem is if the abrasion was in the very center, and if the deeper layers were involved then vision might be change. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have retinal swelling and corneal abrasion after cataract surgery? I'm 54 had lasik in left eye 3/30/05 no problems good results. Had cataract surgery on 4/21/11 vision 20/200 swelling retina 350 micron with wrinkles and severe corneal abr

Is it normal to have retinal swelling and corneal abrasion after cataract surgery? I'm 54 had lasik in left eye 3/30/05 no problems good results. Had cataract surgery on 4/21/11 vision 20/200 swelling retina 350 micron with wrinkles and severe corneal abr

Perhaps: Corneal abrasion at the time of cataract surgery can happen, but it is very rare. Certain conditions can increase the incidence (dry eyes, blepharitis, even previous lasik). The retinal swelling also is somewhat rare to the level you are describing, but it too still happens. Conditions like diabetes, uveitis history, and pre-existing wrinkling of the retina (epiretinal membrane) increase risk. ...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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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

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What's the fastest way to heal an abrasion?

What's the fastest way to heal an abrasion?

Air is bad : Gotta disagree with prior answer. If you remember that wounds heal by growing healthy moist tissue in from the bottom or by the elastic sides pulling things in from the sides, then having a scabs form slows down healing. Open wounds should be exposed to air for only the shortest time possible. Cover with clean dressing changed avery opther day and protect it from trauma will provide healing. ...Read more

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What should I do if an abrasion won't heal?

What should I do if an abrasion won't heal?

Superfast healing: 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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What does "k abrasion" mean in medical terms?

Corneal scratch: K refers to 'kerato' which is medical terminology for the corneal. A k abrasion is a scratch or defect of the cornea, usually from trauma. ...Read more

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Do abrasions heal faster covered or uncovered?

Skin Abrasions: I would like to keep the wound environment clean and protected from germs. Therefore it is a general recommendation; cleanse the wound and use a clear transparent dressing. I would not recommend any toxic agents such as hydrogen peroxide or betadine.... ...Read more