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how to prevent burned skin from scarring

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Menachof
35 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Ointment: Use some ointment ( vaseline is a good choice) to keep it moist, do not expose the skin to the sun, and don't do that anymore.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Aloe Vera: is good and VITAMIN E (get some capsules and cut open using the liquid Vitamin on your skin!) Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Burn: Vitamin E cream may help healing and prevent scarring. Good Luck
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience in Dermatology
Go to urgent care: Go to an urgent care center for a prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or bactroban ointment. They may also give you an oral antibiotic to ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Genter
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends on depth: Superficial burns will generally heal with no scar, though you have to protect the skin to avoid pigmentary changes. Deeper burns may scar, but treat ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Significant : Burn injury require specialized care to reduce complications and minimize scarring . Evaluation to determine extent and percentage of burn and appropr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy White
15 years experience in Plastic Surgery
See Plastic Surgeon: This depends on the extent and depth of your burn. A very deep burn (full thickness) often requires excision of the damaged area. If it is very super ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Cleaning & repair: Some scarring is inevitable, but proper cleaning & repair will prevent unnecessary scarring. The primary causes of bad scarring are infection and impr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
See a doctor : See a doctor who takes care of burns like some doctors work in burn units around your area.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dylan Mezey
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Bacitracin: Bacitracin is known to now be even more effective than Silvadene cream which is historically known and still prescribed for burns.

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