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Old 05-22-2008, 08:32 AM   #1
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Fell on steps...hit face on carpet hard...have bad burn and abrasion

Hi...4 days ago, I fell down the steps, and hit my face hard on the carpet below. I have a large burn/abrasion just under my left eye. It is about the size of a quarter. It burns constantly and is still oozing clear liquid. It just won't seem to heal over. I am concerned about infection and scarring. It seemed to take off a lot of skin, and it bled in about 4 places. I have heard that ointment and keeping it moist is the best thing to do to help minimize scarring, but whenever I do this, it causes the skin to become very "goey" and soft and come off! It is freaking me out quite a bit. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:42 AM   #2
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Re: Fell on steps...hit face on carpet hard...have bad burn and abrasion

Valley girl,
It must have scared the heck out of you when you fell yourself falling.

your're very lucky indeed you didn't get a sprain or any broken bones.

what I would do in your situation is make an appt. with your primary doctor to have a look at and he or she can reccomend what type of medication for it.
you do not want it to get infected which it's already sounding like it is.

you don't want to get a scar.

let us know if you make it to the dr.

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Old 05-22-2008, 11:42 AM   #3
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Re: Fell on steps...hit face on carpet hard...have bad burn and abrasion

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Valley girl,
It must have scared the heck out of you when you fell yourself falling.

your're very lucky indeed you didn't get a sprain or any broken bones.

what I would do in your situation is make an appt. with your primary doctor to have a look at and he or she can reccomend what type of medication for it.
you do not want it to get infected which it's already sounding like it is.

you don't want to get a scar.

let us know if you make it to the dr.

linda

 
Old 05-23-2008, 08:11 AM   #4
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Re: Fell on steps...hit face on carpet hard...have bad burn and abrasion

hey valley girl,
I didn't see a reply from you. I think you just quoted what I had said to you.
can you try again?
or maybe the fault is on my end?

just wrote back to see how you're doing.

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Linda

 
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