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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scar revision: Depending on the thickness of the scar, silicone sheets or injection of kenalog (triamcinolone) can help thin the scar.
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Time, silicone, bloc: Time, silicone gel sheeting, avoidance of sun and tobacco use as well as possible bleaching agents such as hydroquinone, retinoids and steroids may he ... Read More

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Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Pain: It likely is time to get an opinion outside of Albuquerque. If surgery is not an option then it is time to visit with a pain management physician.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Possible infection: Based on your description, the rash sounds like an infection. However, can't be sure without examining the rash. Best to see your doctor for a definit ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not likely but c MD: It doesn't sound like it but this is not a definitive diagnosis and you should really see an md to make that judgement.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe: This is actually a pretty good question. I'm sorry you went through endocarditis -- many folks with MRSA endocarditis perish despite treatment. I'm gl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly high: Discuss with your doctor asap if you are not on a blood thinner. If your strokes were due to the valve, a blood thinner may help prevent future strok ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edgard Janer
Specializes in Rheumatology
Further eval needed!: If surgery done one year ago? Why swelling now?..did you re injured it? Is it hypertrophied from keloid?. Keloid is a thick,elevated scarring from the ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Needs biopsy: A staph boil or abscess usually soft, hot, tender so does not sound like a typical bacterial infection. Since it's hard with no fluctuance, I suggest ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Cefazolin & MRSA: This is not a drug of choice for treatment of MRSA infection. However, for simple skin & soft tissue abscesses due to community mrsa, treatment with i ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
MRSA: Antibiotics effective for MRSA include Minocycline as well as clindamycin, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Doxycycline to name a few.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, the flare, vancomycin, zygodactyl, or cubicin. Care takers whethe ... Read More
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