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Facial Abrasions - How to heal them quick?

Post by Bafana » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:26 pm

Hi Guys

Had an accident over the weekend (nothing serious) but got some facilai abrasions that look worse then they are.

Anyone know how to give basic care and what to do with them to make them heal quicker?

Thanks
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Post by Bremen » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 1:16 pm

I had half my face scraped off in a bike accident...

1. Use povidone-iodine on the wounds. This works wonders
2. Do NOT get the scabs wet. Do not use a cream, lotion, etc.
3. Do NOT pick on the scabs
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Post by Plavt » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 1:17 pm

What have you been up to Baffy? :o I don't think there is any way you can make them heal quicker just have to let things take their normal course.

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Post by Bafana » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 1:38 pm

Bremen wrote:I had half my face scraped off in a bike accident...

1. Use povidone-iodine on the wounds. This works wonders
2. Do NOT get the scabs wet. Do not use a cream, lotion, etc.
3. Do NOT pick on the scabs
Should not use any creams?

The problem is that they have sort of gunked over and I don't know whether it is a proper scab or not. A scab to me looks reddish in coulour but mine looks more creamy. What about anti-septic salves?
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Post by Bremen » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 1:41 pm

Bafana wrote:
Bremen wrote:I had half my face scraped off in a bike accident...

1. Use povidone-iodine on the wounds. This works wonders
2. Do NOT get the scabs wet. Do not use a cream, lotion, etc.
3. Do NOT pick on the scabs
Should not use any creams?

The problem is that they have sort of gunked over and I don't know whether it is a proper scab or not. A scab to me looks reddish in coulour but mine looks more creamy. What about anti-septic salves?
No, don't use salves, you'll just soften the scabs and leave scars. Use povidone-iodine. Antiseptic salves are only good for raw burns.
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Post by Bafana » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 1:52 pm

OK lah so I just let it dry up by itself.

Looks like its Frankstein week in the Bafana Pad :cry:

Thanks for the help mate.
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Post by Plavt » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 3:06 pm

See your PM Baffy.

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Post by marj_kee » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 4:44 pm

Think you just have to let it dry out.

Most important would be not to pick on the scab, lest it scars.

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Post by earthfriendly » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:36 am

OP, best to seek out a dermatologist immediately. You only have one chance to make it right and time is running out.

I had a very small scrap on my face, about 1 cm in diameter and immediately headed for my dermatologist. She recommended neosporeen to help it heal without leaving a scar. Mine was very minor and shallow. Doctor needs to look at the wound in person to diagnose. Take good care of it.

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Post by iamdanny » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 1:38 pm

Bremen wrote:I had half my face scraped off in a bike accident...

1. Use povidone-iodine on the wounds. This works wonders
2. Do NOT get the scabs wet. Do not use a cream, lotion, etc.
3. Do NOT pick on the scabs


that sounds serious... did u went for any treatments for ur face?
i tink best to see a derma for medicine or u can try TDF recovery cream ba....

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Post by emiko08 » Wed, 12 Jul 2006 4:25 pm

the only thing i can think of is just to drink lots of water :P

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Re: Facial Abrasions - How to heal them quick?

Post by kokosharyln » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 6:30 pm

Bafana wrote:Hi Guys

Had an accident over the weekend (nothing serious) but got some facilai abrasions that look worse then they are.

Anyone know how to give basic care and what to do with them to make them heal quicker?

Thanks
i have 2 ways. Both work but 1 of them you may find my method absurd but it work.
Method 1
I had my face -cheek, nose, chin slash by bushes thorns while playing hide-an-seek when young. My dad apply Darlie toothpaste over it daily and voila! there isn't any scar u can find after recover.. even the skin color tone is same as the unharm ones

MEthod 2
Spray Yves Rocher Bio Specific Hydration Toning Mist over the clean abrasion. I overturned while playing buggy go-kart few mths back and i din apply anything but only the spray, the wound dries up fast and heal fast. the only negative part is tat i itch hand go peel the dries skin so i din get even color tone.

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Post by Bafana » Sat, 15 Jul 2006 12:12 am

Thnaks for all the suggestions.

Seems like drinking water is a common cure for everything and should be done anyway.

The scabs have klifted now i got a big red patch and a few more persistant deeper wounds.

Hopefully it will turn out aslright.
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Post by mayaray » Sun, 16 Jul 2006 4:19 pm

well, it is a gaping gash, first thing is to prevent infection, antiseptic wash/ointments.

Once a scab has formed, you can use vitamin E oil/cream to let it heal faster and leave less marks. It work ok!

If you are keloid prone, you might need to ask a doctor about scar creams or patches.

If you are a vain-pot, and when your gash has healed and scab dropped out and still you skin has turned red/brown (but that's mainly for asian skin), you can use fade creams or creams containing AHA or BHA.

Lastly, maybe you'd look more handsome and rugged with a scar on your face, so you can just do step no. 1 and then bugger the rest.

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Post by Bafana » Mon, 17 Jul 2006 1:53 pm

mayaray wrote:Lastly, maybe you'd look more handsome and rugged with a scar on your face, so you can just do step no. 1 and then bugger the rest.
Like your style - I was just thinking that looking in the mirror over weekend :twisted:
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