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i had a cyst at left cheek and done an incision to remove the abcesses. six weeks later, i saw the surgical site was raised and darker color

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Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
30 years experience Family Medicine
Probably a keloid.: You probably have what is called a keloid. You can google 'keloid' and see if that is what you have. It can be painful, and if it is in an open area, can look ugly. Otherwise, it is usually nothing to worry too much about. If you are concerned, see your doctor.
Answered on Dec 15, 2014
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
See below: Have your operating doctor take a look at you asap. Good luck.
Answered on May 8, 2016

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
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Follow up: The cyst may have affected the maxillary division of the fifth cranial nerve and may take some time to heal. Stay in touch with your surgeon
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe: Itching is a normal complaint after surgery. Sometimes an anti-histamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help, but it should resolve with time.
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Dr. David Hettinger
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Ask your surgeon...: I would hate to advise you to use a otc steroid cream and have your surgeon be against that. While it may reduce the itching, it can also delay the h ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ice probably best: That doesn't sound too unusual. Local ice pack would probably help. Perhaps an anti itch medicine, (Benadryl, zyrtec, (cetirizine)) might help. Hea ... Read More

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