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How accurate is the death of Caine in Menace II Society?

In the ending of the Menace II Society protagonist gets shot. One of the comments were rather interesting. man Caine's death is as accurate to reality without movies adding the movie death to it ...
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Can band-aids prevent or reduce acne scar formation?

Can band-aids prevent or reduce acne scar formation? It's known that keeping wounds covered is actually better for healing. Here are the reasons: It keeps our skin cells from drying out so that scabs ...
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Good pain from a healing wound

Why does it feel so good (not dull pain), to encircle or press on a healing wound with a finger at a proximity that is very close to the border of the wound? For example, a healing bruise feels so ...
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Which type of protein supplement is better suited to promote skin healing?

Typically, protein is used as a sport nutrition for muscle growth. But I need it for another reason. I was injured (lacerated skin wound). Physicians sometimes recommend to consume protein to promote ...
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Violent Shivering in Wounded and Incapacitated Patients

I am researching various behaviours patients exhibit when wounded, for a game project. Apparently, when going into shock, people will sometimes shake violently? I wondered how often this happens if ...
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What happened to this guy? (Graphic)

There's an image floating round the internet. The source, near as I can tell, is an upload to Pinterest with no explanation. If there were just one wound you might think it was a spider bite, but ...
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Mammals instinctively lick their wounds. There are benefits and risks. If your immune system is healthy, is it wise to lick your wounds?

Wikipedia writes: Wound licking is an instinctive response in humans and many other animals to lick an injury. Dogs, cats, small rodents and primates all lick wounds.[1] Saliva contains tissue ...
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Procoagulant salve/cream/gel?

Are there any salves or creams you can apply to a bleeding wound to rapidly end bleeding by promoting clotting? And would it perform better than bandages?
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Why shouldn't one use Neosporin more than three times per day?

https://www.neosporin.com/wound-care/frequently-asked-questions says: Treat: Apply a small amount of this product (an amount equal to the surface area of a tip of a finger) on the area 1 to 3 times ...
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Is there a pressure differential between your skin and any internal part of the human body? [closed]

Since most of the human body is never directly exposed to the atmosphere, is there a meaningful difference in pressure between any internal organs and the skin? If so, how do open wounds which ...
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Rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide for small wounds?

Ignoring physical pain, is it better to use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean small wounds?
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Sutures - do they go through the muscle as well?

A suture is a stitch or row of stitches holding together the edges of a wound or surgical incision. In the case of deeper cuts, for example, a cut on the back of the thigh, an inch deep and long from ...
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Why don't small wounds leave scars?

I am wondering, why do big, deep wounds leave scars and small ones do not?
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Stray cat scratch - tetanus?

My mother was scratched by a stray cat that lives in our apartment basement two days ago (when she was going out for a walk). Long story short, after about thirty minutes of walking, she noticed the ...
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What topical applications can assist wound healing and prevent scarring?

I have used vitamin E to help prevent scarring. Are there any other topical applications that can assist wound healing and prevent scarring?
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When applying Neospirin to a wound, why is it advised to apply only a thin layer of it?

I read on Neospirin's instructions that it is advised to apply only a thin layer of it. Why?
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What should I consider when deciding to remove a blister or not?

While playing indoor soccer a couple days ago, I was fouled and fell forwards so that my hand skidded across the court a bit. It left the blister as you see in the image here: What should I consider ...