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Can cosmetics be used to hide wounds on face ?

I got scratch on my face by nail , and the outer skin layer got removed.And then blood comes. Is there any way to treat it soon as i have some photography party after two days? I m from India, suggest me a fast treatment procedure.
Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...dear

Thanks for choosing HCM.,

Immediately U follow this treatment..,

1) Injection Tetanus Toxoid 1 amp..,

2) Mupirocin cream on lesion...,

3) Tab.Ofloxacin 200 mg 2times daily for 3 days..,

4) Cap..lycopene with vit A daily for 7 days...,

5) after 5 days use anti scar cream...BI-CORNEUM cream..,

ok...good luck
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General & Family Physician Dr. Radhika's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for the query.
Apply neosprin ointment over the area.This will prevent infection.It will not heal in 2 days, but you can apply calamine lotion to hide the scars and also it helps in healing.
Regards.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to H.C.M.Forum. it needs 3days for cure. 6days for epithelialization under the supervision of a doctor. so first thing to do is to see a doctor, after 3days continue medicine and use caladryl lotion which camaflogs the scar and helps epithelialisation. thank you.
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Dermatologist Dr. Pradeep kumari's  Response
You can use Fucidin-H cream twice a day for 5-7 days if it's just a superficial scratch. This will help to reduce the redness around it as well as help with healing.
You can apply a tinted sunscreen and this cream before putting on your makeup on the day of the shoot.
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