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This bruise is one day old.
Bruising occurs when the blood vessels burst causing the blood to accumulate in the tissue and there is no overlying cut or abrasion.
This picture shows a shallow scrape on the left elbow.
First Aid Care Advice for Minor Scrape:
This scalp laceration (cut) is gaping open. It will require closure with sutures or medical staples.
First Aid Care Advice:
The photo shows 3-4 parallel scratches on the wrist caused by a cat.
This scrape (abrasion) near the elbow occurred 3 days ago. The picture shows a scrape that is starting to crust over.
There are no signs of infection (e.g., spreading redness, pus).
This photo shows a gaping laceration (cut) of the chin. It will require closure with either sutures or with skin glue (i.e., Dermabond).
This shows impetigo on the elbow. Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. The infection causes a red sore which leaks fluid. This area will then dry and become crusty.
This photo shows a scalp laceration after it has been closed with 4 metal medical staples.
The photograph shows a chin laceration that was closed with skin glue (i.e., Dermabond).
It is used as an alternative to suturing for the repair of simple cuts. The appearance of wounds closed with tissue adhesive is as good as, and in some cases better, than suturing.
To apply, the wound edges are held firmly together and several coats of the glue are painted along the wound margins. The glue dries quickly, within 45-60 seconds. The glue will come off on its own as the wound heals and the top skin layer falls off, usually in about one week.