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how to get a scar to go away?

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Scars don't go away: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. With time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be a good place to start.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can the cracks heal and form scars that will obstruct the milk ducts?

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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Usually cracks heal: I recommend lanolin cream. After nursing, rub your breast milk on your nipples and allow it to dry. Your breasts need "air time." leaving them open to oxygen will help the healing process.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Will impetigo leave scars?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Temporary changes: Impetigo usually affects the upper outer layer of skin, so there should not be noticeable scars after the color changes even out over a year or so. If the patient scratched at the scabs during healing, and made deeper wounds, then permanent mild scars can occur (just like in chicken pox, where scars normally don't occur unless the scabs are scratched off by the patient).
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Will a scar from pityriasis heal?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: Pityriasis does not leave scars. It usually does not even leave color change. First confirm that the diagnosis is correct, and treat the area with prescription creams to heal the area. If there is a depressed scar it can be improved with fractionated laser treatment either co2 or erbium depending on your skin color.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How do scars develop on corneas?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
From deeper injuries: A scar can form on a cornea after a corneal ulcer or corneal erosion, because the injury goes deeper, beyond the surface layer of cells. A corneal abrasion injures just the top layer of cells, and usually heals in 1-2 days without a scar. For the deeper injuries, sometimes steroid eye drops are used later in the healing period to help decrease scar formation.
A 20-year-old female asked:

I get pimples before my periods..And they do not go away. Also the scars still remain for months now. Can u please suggest effective medication?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Scarring acne: If acne is leaving scars, it needs to be treated with oral medications that can be prescribed by your dermatologist. Unfortunately there are no over the counter medications that will help acne with scarring. It's also important not to squeeze acne as it can worsen the scarring.

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