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Bubble On Scar
Mole color in scar after shave biopsies- 4 moles were removed & benign- 2 were 2yr ago, all 4 have bubble scars & looks like moles are in there still?
Go to dermatologist: Go back to the derm who did those biopsy and discuss the results and use plenty of sunscreen! ...Read more
Would I be ok if I got pregnant 4 months after a c section? I had a horizontal incision and it has bubbled like a scar would healed.
I have these things like little sores that come on my lower back and they are bubbled up when they go away they leave a scar what could this be?
Folliculitis: Sores on the skin are related to acne vulgarism, usually related to hormones, or follicular infections, which may leave a scar. Some of these infections are due to mrsa, a more aggressive form of staph infection. A culture of an active infection would be good, and your physician could treat you with an antibiotic based on that culture. Acne and folliculitis are both treatable. ...Read more
See your surgeon: Any injury to the skin, whether accidental or surgical (a controlled "injury") will lead to some scarring. The quality of the scar depends on many factors including the cause, the treatment and host factors. A "bubbling up" scar is described as "hypertrophic" and can be improved by early treatments as with topical scar creams, cortisone and certain lasers. See your physician for advice. ...Read more
I had surgery in december in my pelvic area. The scar is about 5 inches long and at one end it's hard and bubbles up. The top is soft and smooth. Should I be worried?
Plz C Srgn or Derm: What you are describing sounds like a hypertrophic scar (often confused with keloids). While this will not cause any problems, it can be unsightly. If you don't like the way it looks, it's important to intervene now. Rx options include creams, wearing a silicone 'band aid', laserrx, or steroid scar injections. These rxs are usually done by dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Good luck! ...Read more
My cartigle percing caused scar tiusse to form looks like a bubble. I got told tree tea oil will heal it. Should I take out my earring to heal?
Remove the ear ring: It sounds like you have developed a "keloid" type scar from the piercing. The scar tissue may resolve by removing the ear ring but you may need a small steroid injection into the site if it doesn't resolve with ear ring removal. ...Read more
I had a pimple I popped then it formed a puss bubble. I popped it again and it left a dark spot and the pimple spread twice on tummy one left scar?
Could my knee have possible scar tissue left from when I broke it 13 years ago.... My knee keeps popping when I run and then gets a bubble of fluid?
I'm having a hypertrophic scar removed from my nose piercing soon, if I put the ring back in, will the scar tissue build up and make another bubble?
Probably: Your biology hasn't changed so you will prabably respod the same way to the same stimulus. ...Read more
Second degree sunburn with bubbles all over my front legs- how long 2 heal? The skin will be normal as before? Any scars? Any risk for skin cancer?
Generally not: Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii involves excess keratin production (small bumps) on the face which is often inflamed, causing the redness. Since it generally does not involve infection, it usually does not leave scars unless someone picks at the bumps. If it is irritating you enough that you are picking, seek help from your dermatologist. If it scars, you need to see derm to r/o something else. ...Read more
Excision: Scar revision usually involves excising the scar and re-closing the area in layers. Deep sutures are typically used to provide dermal support which minimizes scarring. Also, depending on the location and orientation of the scar, the surgeon may decide to perform local tissue rearrangement (such as a z-plasty) to better conceal a scar. Post-operative scar management is also important. ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Blood or pigment: It depends on what caused the scar and what was on the skin prior to the injury. If it was a pigmented lesion you should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. At any rate have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
It may, ...: Cellulitis may resolve with treatment and leave no evidence of the infection. Some may cause a slight discoloration of the skin. If associated with an ulceration, there certainly may be a scar associated with that area. Associated conditions, such as underlying diabetes and/or poor circulation may increase risk of possible scarring or discoloration as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scar excision: Scar excision would be cutting out the scar and resewing it up. Perhaps the scar spread or partially opened or got infected. By excising the scar it can be sewn up in a fine line. Sometimes the doctor may want to make the scar irregular or alter it's direction. These are cosmetic techniques to improve the scars eventual appearance a scars appearance can also be improved with dermabrasion. ...Read more
Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more
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). ...Read more