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How to help a peeled off scab not to scar

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Scar: Scarring is dependent on many things such as how badly have you scarred before. How did you take care of the cut. Also how much sun exposure may caus... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: The best way to avoid or minimizing scar formation is to allow wounds to heal naturally if possible. Any wound may leave a scar, but if a scab is irri... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Can't predict: except that the more you pick at your skin the higher the risk of scars.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Christophel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Its natural: Your skin (epidermis) is a natural, porous barrier to the outside world. It keeps the fluid inside your body. When you scrape off skin, or have a br... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Sunscreen: topicals like Neocutis biogel or TNS from skinmedica will all help. And lasers performed around 4 weeks after scar appears will help dramatically
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Abuzeni
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Scabs BAD: The best thing you did was rip the scab off. Mederma may provide the wound optimal conditions to heal, but it is the way your body heals wounds that w... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Dermatologist: To best answer this question, you need to allow a physician to actually see the bumps you're describing. You could start with your primary care physi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Scars: One of the best ways to avoid scarring is to refrain from deroofing it.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: You probably will benefit from prescription cream.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Let it heal: You have to give it time. Be patient, do not overtreat. It will heal. I think the question was meant as will the scar remain visible? Depending upon ... Read More

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