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Keloid ScarsWritten by talkhealth expert Mr Ioannis Goutos
A keloid is a type of bulky scar that develops in the skin as a result of injury, infection or inflammation and spreads beyond the borders of the original field of skin damage. The definition is helpful to differentiate from hypertrophic scars, which do not spread floridly outwards from the original wound site. Read the full article here.
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The skin is the largest organ of the body. Acting as a barrier from the outside world, it keeps the body protected. Injuries can damage this protective layer, leading to wounds, scarring and potential risks such as infection. Wound care is of the utmost importance following a burn, surgery or injury to limit the chance of infection and preserve the skins function.
Pressure Ulcers: What you need to knowWritten by talkhealth
Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are an injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when an area of skin is placed under constant pressure. It is an injury commonly found in those who struggle to move around, such as those who are bed bound or in wheelchairs, with most occurring when a person is in hospital.
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