Your scab may feel itchy because of the healing process going on beneath it. The skin below your scab begins to heal with the help of white blood cells. When the skin is healed, the scab will fall off. This usually happens within a week or two.
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Why is my scab so itchy?
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What is image-guided stereotactic surgery?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answeredStereotaxy is the use of advanced computers to detect a brain tumor and create a three-dimensional image of it. Stereotactic surgery, also called surgical navigation, enables the neurosurgeon to precisely map the location of the tumor and determine the most effective way to remove it. It enables the neurosurgeon to see the brain during surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible without damaging vital areas.
Stereotactic surgery is especially useful for tumors located deep in the brain.
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.