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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Overview)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & contraction of fibrous tissue.


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Do you need treatmnent for cicatrix, or will it run its course?

Do  you need treatmnent for cicatrix, or will it run its course?

Cicatrix: Treatment of a scar depends on if there is a problem the scar is causing. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
417 doctors shared insights

Cicatrix (Overview)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & contraction of fibrous tissue.


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Hi, i'd like to know if a bacne(acne and scars at back of the human body) is a HIV skin symptom? I never go to prostitute and using needle for drugs.

Hi, i'd like to know if a bacne(acne and scars at back of the human body) is a HIV skin symptom?
I never go to prostitute and using needle for drugs.

Doubtful: This is not the typical type of eruption seen in HIV disease, but if you are at all concerned about the possibility of having been infected, strongly suggest getting tested. Easy and relatively inexpensive. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Cicatrix (Tip)

Do seek professional help and know that help is available . You don't have to live with scars. ...See more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin from healing
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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Are there ways to address the symptoms of scars?

Are there ways to address the symptoms of scars?

Yes: Depending on where your scars are and what they are from, there are many potential options for improving their appearance. You should be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Cicatrix (Tip)

What is the best approach to deal with my scars? ...See more

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Cicatrix (Tip)

Don't pick at scabs—this will lead to more prominent scars forming. ...See more

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Do allergy tests leave scars?

Do allergy tests leave scars?

They should not: If done correctly, routine scratch testing should leave no residual marks. Occasionally the reactions will persist for a day and rarely slightly longer, but there should be no long term scaring caused by allergy testing. ...Read more

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I am a brown skin person I have scars caused by mosquito how can I remove them naturally?

I am a brown skin person I have scars caused by mosquito how can I remove them naturally?

Time: If by "scars "you mean pigmented areas , they will usually lighten in time[perhaps 2 years]. Faster resolution may be achieved using a "bleaching " routine prescribed by your plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cicatrix (Tip)

Please don't touch the scar multiple time, it might grow bigger. ...See more

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What does it mean that my scars are taking a slow time to heal? (5 months and still red)

What does it mean that my scars are taking a slow time to heal? (5 months and still red)

Scars: Scars can be life-long. There is a large individual variation in the duration and amount of healing that will occur. Once the initial wound has healed, it is important to keep scarred areas protected from the sun, as they are more vulnerable to UV damage. ...Read more

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What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

Treatable: Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones. It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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Cicatrix (Tip)

Ask about keloid and hypertrophied scar they may need treated in chronic scarring. ...See more

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
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Cicatrix (Tip)

A scar may widen over time due to stress on it from its location. If too big, can have scar revised. ...See more

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What is the treatment of very light scars?

What is the treatment of very light scars?

Various options: Silicone and Cordran taping can be effective for very light scars. For mature scars, microderm abrasion can also be effective. Use of scaring ointments and creams can be effective as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
1,954 doctors shared insights

Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more