Richard E. Johnson, MD
Location and Office HoursDartmouth-Hitchcock Specialty Medicine
Nashua, NH 03063
- Cheshire Medical Center
What is a hip pointer?
A hip pointer is an extremely painful sports injury to the iliac crest of the pelvis. The injury causes bleeding into the abdominal muscles, which attach to the iliac crest. It results in a deep bruise, or contusion, on the top portion of the pelvis, which can be felt on either side of the waistline.
What are razor bumps or razor burn?
Razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae, or razor burn) develop after shaving when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin, causing irritation and pimples.
Razor bumps develop most often on the neck, but they can occur in any area that is shaved (such as the cheeks, underarms, pubic area and legs and arms).
Razor bumps occur most often in people who have tightly curled or spiral hair strands.
Using different shaving techniques can help relieve this problem.
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What are some side effects of skin injuries?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredDepending on the type of skin injury, you may have several side effects that result from the breaking of the skin.
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- Pain - Most skin injuries, including minor cuts, scrapes and burns, cause pain. The degree of pain relates to the severity of the injury.
- Blistering or scarring
- Infection - Redness, drainage, warmth, and swelling are all signs of infections, which are caused by bacteria infecting a wound.
- Depression - People with severe burns that cause disfigurement and take a long period of time to heal may become depressed.