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This bruise is one day old.
Bruises (contusions) result from a direct blow or a crushing injury; there is bleeding into the skin from damaged blood vessels without an overlying cut or abrasion.
This picture shows a shallow abrasion on the left elbow.
First Aid Care Advice for Minor Abrasion:
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 abrasion near the elbow occurred 3 days ago. The picture shows an abrasion 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).
The photo shows an abrasion of elbow that has become infected with bacteria.
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).
Dermabond (2-octylcyanoacrylate, Ethicon) is a tissue adhesive or "skin glue" which received FDA approval in the United States in 1998. It is used as an alternative to suturing for the repair of simple lacerations. The cosmetic outcome of wounds closed with tissue adhesive is comparable and in some cases superior to 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.