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A 50-year-old female asked:

i have a very small 2nd degree burn on one finger & it's healing. the skin there is reddish pink. to prevent scarring, should i use aloe vera?vit a+d?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
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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