FAQ - Lacerations
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How to get rid of lacerations/scaring of skin?

How do I get rid of lacerations from my brother putting me in the choke hold when we were wrestling they vary in color from mild pink to dark red and I need to know how to get rid of them before Monday when schools starts up again

Treat them with ice and aloe vera gel. If they become permanent scars there are a few things you can try.

Apply cocoa butter to the scars. Studies have shown that regular application of cocoa butter helps to fade scars more rapidly than some other creams on the market. Also, look for creams that contain naturally healing ingredients, such as shea butter, jojoba oil, castor oil and rose hip oil.

Try an over-the-counter medication such as Mederma, which is specially designed to treat scars. (Any cream that is designed to get rid of scars will work.) Healing time generally takes up to six months before any significant improvement will occur.

Talk to your dermatologist about Retin-A topical creams. These creams have been shown to greatly reduce the appearance of scars. Retinal creams encourages cell turnover. The new cells then take the place of older, scarred cells. Retin-A requires a prescription.

Start dermabrasion treatments. A licensed professional will use a dermabrasion device to treat the scars. Tiny crystals on the end of the device essentially buff away the top layers of your skin. With repeated treatments, you will see a noticeable improvement. Expect your skin to be a bit red and irritated after each treatment.

Have a look here. You will find dozens of recipes for homemade skin care products. You will find several that could help you with this. One thing you could try is a simple dermabrasion. Mix a little sugar with some olive oil and rub it into your skin. It should help.

http://www.smartskincare.com/tips/tipcategidx/skinrecipe/  (+ info)

How to soothe pain caused by lacerations on labia?

I managed to cut my labia in a few spots due to vulvar trauma. I was going down a waterslide when the board I was on hit me in the crotch. I saw the doctor and he said that I do not require stitches. How can a soothe the pain?

ibuprophin orally...and aloe vera topically.  (+ info)

How many stitches per inch for lacerations?

How do doctors know how many stitches to give someone for a cut? How many per inch? Does it depend on the deepness of the cut?

Doctors don't really plan "I'm going to give this person 5 stitches"-- they start stitching and stop when the wound is closed. However many stitches it takes to properly close the wound is how many they give. The location of the cut, the depth, and the width will all affect how many stitches are given, but a good rule of thumb is about 1 stitch per cm, or 5 stiches to an inch.  (+ info)

Which one is best to use for cleaning minor lacerations and abrasions?

Hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol, witch hazel, or something else? I have an active two-year-old who seems to continually get scraped up, not to mention she scratches her mosquito bites until they're bloody. Any recommendations?

Plain old soap and water. Then cover with an antibiotic ointment like neosporin and a bandaide and a kiss. All those things like you mentioned are not recommended anymore.

I'm a RN in a place where we get lots of bumps, brises, and cuts. This is our standing order from the physician. Of course if it is more serious than a simble cut, it may require Dr's care like stitches.  (+ info)

Please what is the correct thing to do when a child receives bruises or lacerations from a fall ?

Children, while playing, can fall off stair cases. Can slip when they step on peels of banana, oranges, water melon,,oil or water spilled on the floor.They may sometimes fall inside bathtubs or in the toilet or when two children from opposite directions collide accidentally.

Are you beating your child?

Anyway, cuts - you clean with alcohol and place neosporin on a bandaid and apply to cut

bruises - after time they heal, there's nothing you can do.  (+ info)

Why does a blunt trauma injury cause lacerations?

My daughter banged her upper cheek/temple onto the top of a table (sigh). There was no swelling, and there was no sharp edges that she hit, so what caused the laceration that took four stitches to close it?

Good question, and intersting. I think you're looking for the evidence behind the question.

Crime scene analysis:
No Swelling
No Sharp edge

You mentioned 2x's hit and bang, then hard surface. Here is what happens in blunt trauma. A blunt, hard, non-pliable object (table) collides with the pliable, soft tissue of a young girl. Even with no sharp edges she is going to get damage. Could have been the height of the fall (fall from a long distance?), weight of the fall (did she catch herself on the way down?) the condition of the skin (is she very thin, if so she would have less padding). All of this comes into play, you are right most kids don't actually break their skin and require stitches, very often they don't even have ecchymosis.

In summary when soft tissue comes rec. trauma from a blunt object something's got to give.  (+ info)

I was wondering if anybody has experienced lacerations on the shaft of their penis before?

They are reoccuring.

Caught mine in my zipper a few times and i swear i'll start wearing underwear someday.

It heals fast though.

Why are yours re-occuring? Too much masturbation will do that you know, so will dry skin.  (+ info)

Can I sue a toilet paper company for lacerations on my anus?

Pain and suffering, unsatisfaction and medical bills.

YES. You can sue anyone you wish. Please be sure to take close up pics of your lacerated anus to prove damages. Good luck!  (+ info)

how does black tea help lacerations from bleeding?

Saw it on the doctors. They didn't say to much about it. Can anyone elaborate on this?

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Did you have an episiotomy or lacerations? If not, what did you do to prevent them?

i was actually just informed that 70% of woman experience episiotomy or some laceration... and thats ALOT!

Did you have an episiotomy or any lacerations?

If not what did you do to prevent them?

I was really terrified to have either and thank God I didn't. My doctor massaged my perineum and I didn't tear at all. My daughter was 7lbs 3oz., you may want to just speak to your doctor about your concern with this issue and they should be able to reassure you, hope this helped ! :)  (+ info)

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