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How can you reduce the appearance of road rash scars

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe silicone gel: Road rash scars may look better if one uses silicone sheets or silicone gel for a month or two. Avoiding sun exposure on the scars, for many months or ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It won't: You will probably have a scar for the rest of your life. I'm glad it came from an adventure, perhaps even a time you were enjoying, and that you did n ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: Depends on how big, deep these scars are and which body part. As it turns out, I would likely have somebody take a look at the wounds/scars and make t ... Read More
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
It's normal: For probably unclear reasons, that injured skin is more susceptible to developing pimples. Be sure that the products you use to cleanse and moisturize ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Healing abrasion: It seems like 3.5 months is a long time for these marks to persist, but that time frame is very common. Road rash is used to generally describe any ab ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kumar Singh
14 years experience Family Medicine
Dont pick scabs!: Picking scabs will cause scarring--the scab gets attached to the fresh developing skin and when you pull on the scab it will pull the new skin also an ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Yoo
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Antibiotic ointment: If the abrasion is still in the healing phase - meaning still "raw" - keep it moist with antibiotic ointment until it re-epithelializes (skin grows ba ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Prevent infection: The two things most likely to cause scarring are infection and exposure to the sun. You should keep the area from being exposed to the sun by wearing ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Road rash: This type of an abrasion should heal within a 10 to 14 day. The wound should be improving the scabs should be lessening you should not be having any f ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Abrasions: The first treatment for "road rash" is cleaning the area thoroughly with soap and water and applying an antibiotic cream like bacitracin.
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