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what to use on scars or burnt skin

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience 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
Dr. Theda Kontis
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
PIH after trauma: Dark skin especially can get darker after trauma, called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. A bleaching agent can help. Sun exposure may make it dar ... Read More
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Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: If there is no blster, the burn may 1st degree. The color is the inflammatory reacion the the burn. First degree burn is like sunburn and usually heal ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Ususually: Usually best to use hydroquinone and steroid you use for the eczema.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Possibly: There is a new product that has been available for a few months called laviv (azficel). The technique involves taking small 3mm skin samples from beh ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Careful: I would suggest not using anything on the scar. Avoid friction also. You might be dealing with an early cheloid. Ideally you will have to see a derm ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience Family Medicine
Scars: Silicon patches, cocoa butter , high quality aloe vera
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Lightening agents, like hydroquinone, work on pigment. Darker areas will get lightened, but there will be little, if any effect, on whitish colored s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacques petrus Jooste
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Ro-accutane: Hi, The best treatment is Ro-accutane. It is a permanent solution, but you need an assessment, advice and script from the doctor first.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
29 years experience Pediatrics
Scar treatment gels: There are several scar treatment otc medications now available. But verify with the surgeon that your graft wound has healed enough and is ready for ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Hydroxyquinone cream: See a dermatologist, since you need a prescription anyhow . But it's better seen exactly what these scars are all about, and explain to you the benefi ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Dark scarring may be due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If so, they tend to fade over months by themselves.
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