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Can I avoid a big scar from the cut on my leg after a motorcycle accident?

Can I avoid a big scar from the cut on my leg after a motorcycle accident?

Not if deep: Scarring is part of healing if the injury went below the dermal layer. You can make it less prominent by avoiding sun exposure, which will darken healing skin. Watch for infection, which will make a scar worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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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


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Last week I was in a motorcycle accident I wasn't hurt but do have a deep cut, how to stop scarring?

Scarring: will occur if the laceration cut through the dermis-the deep layer of skin. You can't stop scarring, it is a part of the process of healing. Do watch for infection, which can make any scar worse and take longer to heal. ...Read more

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I have this bruise that's spreading across my leg I got it yesterday after a motorcycle accident were I was hit by a truck it's numb and spreading to?

Bruising: Contusions often are blood collections under the skin and in the soft tissue after an injury. These can take hours to several days for the visual effects of the injury to come to the skin (bruising). As long as you have already been evaluated after the accident, the bruises coming out are no extra concern. ...Read more

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I was in a motorcycle accident 1.5 years ago causing many bones and a crushed spine which is fused I have shooting pain down my leg to my baby toe ?

I was in a motorcycle accident 1.5 years ago causing many bones and a crushed spine which is fused I have shooting pain down my leg to my baby toe ?

Sciatica: I'm sorry to hear about your past injuries but back problems seem to have a way of returning. When pain 'shoots down the leg' it is a sign of a pinched sciatic nerve in the lower lumbar spine. Sciatica may occur after a back fusion due to scar tissue at the site or a bulging disc --1 level below the fusion. You need imaging studies (ct, ct myelogram or mri) to check for s1 nerve impingement. ...Read more

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How long does it take for motorcycle accident scars to heel?

Up to 12 months: Depending on the extent of the original injury, scar tissue may remodel itself and take up to 12 months before settling into its final appearance. ...Read more

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Will a tattoo hide the scars on my arms from a motorcycle accident?

It may: Depending on the scar, a tattoo may hide the scar or make it less noticeable. Usually it doesn't work so well on thick or indented scars. You should ask a reputable, skilled tattoo artist their opinion. ...Read more

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My husband was in a motorcycle accident and has many cuts to inside of mouth. One is turning white. What do we do? We have already been to the hospi

My husband  was in a motorcycle accident and has many cuts to inside of mouth. One is turning white. What do we do?  We have already been to the hospi

Go to dentist: It is very common for accident victims to have trauma to the mouth that goes unnoticed and untreated in a er situation. They are not trained for treatment in that area. You need to see a dentist to check the teeth, oral tissues and make sure no fractures. If he doesn't already have one, an antibiotic is a good idea for prevention after trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more