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How do medications treat skin injuries?

Although there are a myriad of ways to treat skin injuries-some of which involve skin grafting and surgery-medications are used primarily for two reasons.
  1. Preventing Infection: If you're suffering from a skin injury, you may be given oral antibiotics to help prevent infection, in addition to topical antibiotics on the wound.
  2. Treating Pain: Oral painkillers may be given for individuals who are experiencing a very painful skin injury, such as a severe burn.

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