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how to prevent scarring from a steam burn

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Genter
43 years experience 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 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 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 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 Emergency Medicine
Bacitracin: Bacitracin is known to now be even more effective than Silvadene cream which is historically known and still prescribed for burns.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tips on scar care: In general with any scar that is immature (less than 18 mos old) one should minimize sun exposure and moisturizer the skin daily or more.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Biocorneum : Silicone gel to prevent scars. Whyskin. Com sells it for best price.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends in deprh: This sounds like a full thickness burn which requires immediate medical attention. Partial thickness burns (2nd & 3rd degree) with blisters must be tr ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Menachof
35 years experience 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 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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