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Do bug bite leave scars?

Do bug bite leave scars?

They may: Depending on the extent of inflammation, your pigmentation, any foreign bodies (such as stingers) andd the degree of envenomation, bug bite will produce varying degrees of scarring from nothing to extensive (black recluse spider). ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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Could a bug bite on a scar be a bad thing?

Could a bug bite on a scar be a bad thing?

As long as: It heals - I would not fret about it. Take care. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a bug bite on a scar be a bad thing?

I would not be: Overly concerned because of the location of this bite. If it were to begin to look infected - get tx. ...Read more

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When I was away feb I think I got a bite I scratched it off developed into a scar now it's like a permanat scar will this heal in time or not?

When I was away feb I think I got a bite I scratched it off developed into a scar now it's like a permanat scar will this heal in time or not?

Scars fade: If you protect the scar from further trauma and uv light, it will fade with time/ many can become nearly invisible! There are things which can improve scars such as silicone gel sheeting or pressure/massage. Most surgeons recommend waiting at least 6-12 months before you try a scar revision as frequently it will fade so well, any further surgery is a waste! ...Read more

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How long do flea bite scars last?

Scratching: Depends on how much you scratched them. If you were able to leave them alone they will fade in a few days, if there is a large abraded area, anywhere from a few weeks to a permanent scar if a large area was opened. ...Read more

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Is a big scar left after thymectomy?

Is a big scar left after thymectomy?

Not always: Many thymectomies can be done minimally invasively with small incisions and a high definition camera. ...Read more

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What do scars from bug bites look like?

What do scars from bug bites look like?

Many forms: Bug bites can cause scarring by a variety of ways such as tissue loss from poison injected (brown recluse spiders) to allergic reactions which cause itching, scratching and thus scars. Infections of the bites can also lead to visible scars but many bites leave no scars at all. To lessen the chance of scarring, do not scratch and seek quick care for poisonous bug bites. ...Read more

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Will a bite mark to the face leave a scar?

It depends: Bite marks typically don't leave a scar unless the teeth actually penetrate or 'break' the skin. Even if the skin is penetrated it may not leave much of a scar. Keep the area clean, antibiotic ointment if scabs are present and see a doctor if any redness or increasing pain occurs as this could be sign of infection. Once the area heals protect it from the sun, moisturizer and massage the area daily. ...Read more

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Will having a splenectomy leave a big scar?

Will having a splenectomy leave a big scar?

It depends.: Splenectomy can now be performed safely via minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, leaving a scar only 1-2 inches long. When done via the traditional "open" approach, the scar may be 6-8 inches long on average. ...Read more

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Can flea bites cause scars that won't go away?

Can flea bites cause scars that won't go away?

Yes: Especially if you scratch them. Most scars will improve in appearance in a year or less. ...Read more

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What should I do about my scar? I picked my bug bite and now it's scarred!

What should I do about my scar? I picked my bug bite and now it's scarred!

Scar treatment: Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way. The laser approach requires a series of treatments to be effective--often 5-6. ...Read more

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Some years ago I was bitten by a cat that resulted in a scar, but I experienced no pain. Was I allergic to him?

Some years ago I was bitten by a cat that resulted in a scar, but I experienced no pain. Was I allergic to him?

Probably not: If your concern is the appearance of the scar after a cat bit chances are you were "allergic" to the sharpness of its teeth per se and not allergic to cats in general. All animal bites that puncture the skin will leave lasting scars. If it got infected as commonly happens with cat bites that could magnify the appearance of the scar. ...Read more

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Had a 3 CM deep wound about 3 months ago and scar seems a little bit redish but there is no pain at all, is that normal?

Normal healing: Your scar appears to be going through a normal phase of healing. The redness and firmness in a scar takes 9 months on average to settle. Use a scar care cream and sunblock. See a plastic surgeon if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: Cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratching makes it worse. All the best. ...Read more

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I want a cream for dog bites scars?

I want a cream for dog bites scars?

Don't waste your $$$: The only cream worth buying is sunblock to protect the scar from becoming too dark while it is maturing. It is mature when it no longer is even slightly pink. Don't waste a lot of money. There is no good scientific proof that any cream will make the scars heal better or faster. Millions are spent on advertising various creams, lotions, notions and potions so buyer beware. ...Read more

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Does brachioplasty leave a big scar?

Does brachioplasty leave a big scar?

It depends: Brachioplasty can be performed using a number of techniques depending on the degree of skin and fat excess in your upper arms. In the most severe cases, the surgery will leave a scar along the inside of your upper arm from your armpit to just above your elbow. You should see a board certified plastic surgery for evaluation. ...Read more

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How I remove my big scar in my legs?

How I remove my big scar in my legs?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

Good luck! ...Read more

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How I remove my big scar in my legs?

How I remove my big scar in my legs?

Have to: Please see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Scars on legs are difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How do I remove mosquito bite scars?

How do I remove mosquito bite scars?

Improve not remove: Early on, salicylic acid preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, some chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. Only rarely is surgery needed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bug bite scars?

How can I get rid of bug bite scars?

Bug Bite Scars: Some patients find the product Mederma to help in scar management. ...Read more

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Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery! " they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read more

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What can I do about a big pimple scar fast?

Makeup: Scars take time to heal. Topical therapy including hydrocortizone, retin a, (tretinoin) and possibly Minocycline may be indicated. Massaging scars with some mild heat may also enhance healing. ...Read more

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Will I have big scar from hyst with ovary removal?

Will I have big scar from hyst with ovary removal?

Not necessarily: Removal of the uterus and ovaries can be accomplished in several ways. Sometimes no scar is left. Often a vaginal hysterectomy is possible, which leaves no scar. If that approach is not appropriate, a laparoscopic or robotic procedure will leave only small scars. You should seek out a doctor who is capable of performing such surgeries to allow you the full range of options. ...Read more

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How to prevent a skin wound from turning into a big scar?

How to prevent a skin wound from turning into a big scar?

Cleaning & repair: Some scarring is inevitable, but proper cleaning & repair will prevent unnecessary scarring. The primary causes of bad scarring are infection and improper repair. Your doctor will thoroughly clean the wound and if necessary, give you an antibiotic if there is a significant risk of infection. If sutures are needed, they need to be placed correctly and left in for a sufficient period of time. ...Read more

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What can I do for permanent scars resulting from mosquito bites?

What can I do for permanent scars resulting from mosquito bites?

It depends: Scars from mosquito bites may improve with time but if they are still visible after 6-12 months, a plastic surgeon can help. Lasers, injections or surgical excision can help if they are thickened. Lightening creams may fade out dark spots if they are flat or lasers are an alternative. If they are pale, camoflage tattoos can hide. There are many ways to help so see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I remove black scars on my baby's skin from insect bites?

How can I remove black scars on my baby's skin from insect bites?

Leave them alone: Children's skin heals quickly. Give it time. Even a scar from a cut may fade away over a year or two. Keep it clean, avoid scratching and picking, and use a good sunscreen (depending on the age of your baby). If you have concerns, check with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Will there be problems of applying verucca gel on a mosquitoe bite scar?

Will there be problems of applying verucca gel on a mosquitoe bite scar?

Questionable benefit: Although verrucas gel is primarily salicylic acid which can act as an antiinflammatories, I am not sure that it will help a mosquito bite. It probably will not do much damage if applied in moderation but it is an unconventional approach. ...Read more

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When an insect bites it leaves a black scar on my skin. Why this happens? What should I do?

When an insect bites it leaves a black scar on my skin. Why this happens? What should I do?

P.I.H.: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a frequently encountered problem particularly in darker pigmented individuals including african americans or asians. Pih occurs as a result of inflammation to skin. Acne is common inflammatory diseases that results in pih, particularly if one picks at their lesions. Time usually helps fade the PIH. There are lasers that can also help. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a whole bunch of scars from mosquito bites. What can I do to alleviate these symptoms?

Early or late?: This depends on the age of the scars and you skin type. Early antiinflammatory therapy with Hydrocortisone cream and/or salicylic acid may help, mature scars may benefit from leaching agents, peels, laser therapy, ipl, dermabrasion, and more depending on the qualities of the scar. ...Read more

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I have some of scar marks, mosquito bite scar marks. What are the things can I use to change them?

I have some of scar marks, mosquito bite scar marks. What are the things can I use to change them?

Depends on skin type: It really depends on your skin type in terms of color. Fair-skinned redheads, for example may stay red and inflammed looking for months. Darker skinned inividuals will lay down a great deal of pigment that can remain forever. All of these can be treated with good combination therapy: skin creams, chemical peels, lasers, microneedling and other treatments can do wonders. See a good plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I think there is hyper granulation in a part of my scar and its leaking a bit. Wat can I put on it to stop it?

I think there is hyper granulation in a part of my scar and its leaking a bit. Wat can I put on it to stop it?

Come back w/ adult: Where is the scar, how big is the scar, how old is the scar, how deep is the scar? Did you have staples or sutures or is this wound due to a burn or abrasion? Have you received antibiotics? Please, please get someone older than you to ask the question with you. You need to be older than 16 to use this platform per stated policy. We want to help, so get us connected to a representative for you. ...Read more

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I have 4 big and dark scars on my body that have been there for a couple years. Is there any way to get rid of them?

I have 4 big and dark scars on my body that have been there for a couple years. Is there any way to get rid of them?

Plastic surgery: Depends on the scar type different methods can be used: from complete surgical removal to skin treatment by dermatologist. Talk to dermatologist first who can recommend plastic surgeon if necessary. ...Read more

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My scar from appenditicis about 13 years old suddenly turned bright red, stretched and a bit hot. Should I be worried?

You may have: A superficial infection of the scar tissue. Usually your body's immune system will take care of it, but if it gets hotter, redder, increases in area, and more painful, you need antibiotics right away. If you have any problem with your immune system (pregnant, AIDS, chronic illnesses or steroid-dependence) then you need to see a healthcare provider right away. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I had a surgery on my back four years ago, it still hurts and its itchy its also a big scar is it something I should worry about?

I had a surgery on my back four years ago, it still hurts and its itchy its also a big scar is it something I should worry about?

Keloid: Keloids and hypertrophic scars can develop at sites of surgery, usually if there is delayed healing after the surgery. Those scars can be treated with steroidal injections, silicon patches, laser or surgery --- seek consultation with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My wife just had the staples removed following her c-secrion. The skin separated a bit. Will that mean she will have more of a scar?

Possibly: If it's a slight separation, usually steri-strips will help the incision heal well. However, if the wound opens, this may have to heal "secondarily" meaning it will have to heal slowly from the bottom up (with or without packing gauze) and this may leave a thicker scar. Either way, call your doc's office for instruction and to prevent infection. ...Read more