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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?

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

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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If my healing scar is bubbling up, what can I do?

If my healing scar is bubbling up, what can I do?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Post-inflamatory: After any irritation or injury there may be color changes and scars. They will be less conspicuous with time: months to years. See a dermatologist if you want help to stop the pimples or reduce the pigment changes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Orthopedic surgeon: There could be a problem with ligament, tendon, cartilage, etc. An orthopedic surgeon would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an episiotomy scar to hurt after 6 years?

Is it normal for an episiotomy scar to hurt after 6 years?

No: Scars in this area may need revision if the pain is such that it interrupts normal sexual intimacy. Search out an experienced uro-gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why do I still have sharp pulling pain on and around a scar 6 months after key hole surgery?

May be tethered: Your scar may be tethered of adherent. Massage may help. If not steroid injections or scar release may help. ...Read more

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I've had my bellybutton pierced for around 6 months or so and suddenly there's a big bubble between the two opennings. Its kind of purple and hurts.

I've had my bellybutton pierced for around 6 months or so and suddenly there's a big bubble between the two opennings. Its kind of purple and hurts.

Skin infection: Please kindly see your doctor as you might have infection and sometime it needs to be opened and drained or treated with antibiotic or sometimes both. Use warm compresses in the mean time when waiting to get to your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a tee it showed moderate shunting. The doctor said it could be a PFO or an avm. Pfo bubbles 1-2 and avm bubbles 4-6, mine 3-4?

I had a tee it showed moderate shunting. The doctor said it could be a PFO or an avm. Pfo bubbles 1-2 and avm bubbles 4-6, mine 3-4?

There are no: Hard & fast rules when it comes to this. The #s you are referring to are the number of cardiac cycles before bubbles are seen on the left side of the heart. 3-4 favors pfo over intrapulomnary shunting (late passage). ...Read more

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Can scars about 6 years old still be removed?

Can scars about 6 years old still be removed?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. That being said, they can often be improved and made less apparent. This can be done after the scar matures and almost any time in the future. 6 years is not too long. ...Read more

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Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Scars never go away!: But the redness will fade (if kept out of the sun or tanning bed) over 6-12 months, and rarely longer. If the original injury is deep enough to cause a scar, the scar is permanent, but the scar will improve in appearance and red or pink will lighten over time. No treatments will make them disappear, so I hope you are paying for better, not "gone." disappear is a lie! ...Read more

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Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

No: Scars are permanent. You still months left they heal all the way. Til then they will be more noticeable. Massage, topical silicone and sunblock are reasonable ways to make the scar the best it can be. Remember uv energy [sunlight] can tan a scar and make it more noticeable. ...Read more

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I was told and read that scars can take up to 24 months to fully fade for a younger person, drs on here have said 6-12 months which is true?

I was told and read that scars can take up to 24 months to fully fade for a younger person, drs on here have said 6-12 months which is true?

Both: The younger you are, the longer it takes. Small children's scars may take several years to mature. Elderly patients' scars may mature in 3-6 months.

6 months is a good average. A scar is mature when it is no longer pink. ...Read more

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Is it normal for hypertr. Scar during it's maturation phase to get worse before it gets better? I read it may get worse during 6-12 months, then improve

Is it normal for hypertr. Scar during it's maturation phase to get worse before it gets better? I read it may get worse during 6-12 months, then improve

Possible: All scars get thicker before they mature. Normal ranges from 6 weeks to six months of building, and most are soft (mature) by 12-24 months. ...Read more

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Scar on a retina from an accident 6 years ago, I'm 21 now, will it ever heal on it's own? Any other options?

Scar on a retina from an accident 6 years ago, I'm 21 now, will it ever heal on it's own? Any other options?

Depends: Scarring on the retina can be either superficial or on the surface of the retina or it may be deeper. Superficial scarrin called an Epiretinal membrane can often times be removed with surgery. Deeper scarring may be permanent. A retina specialist can exam you and determine if treatment is an option. ...Read more

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I had a mediport placed approximately six weeks ago. Now I have a suture coming out of the scar. What should I do?

I had a mediport placed approximately six weeks ago. Now I have a suture coming out of the scar. What should I do?

Remove suture.: With placement of ports or shunts, there are always sutures buried that may loosen and come to skin level. Suture should be removed and warm soaks placed on would. If purulent discharge anitbiotics needed. Occassionally shunt gets infected and then has to be replaced but only when there is fever and elevated WBC, otherwise conservative therapy used. ...Read more

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After biopsy, darker spot in scar. Results very mildly atypical. Dr said if benign not to worry. Appt in 6 mos follow up. Should I go sooner?

After biopsy, darker spot in scar. Results very mildly atypical. Dr said if benign not to worry. Appt in 6 mos follow up. Should I go sooner?

Follow up: That is a reasonable time frame for follow up. But if you notice worrisome changes sooner that don't seem like normal healing don't hesitate to call for an earlier appointment. ...Read more

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Can scars be removed?

Can scars be removed?

Yes: A bad scar can be excised and may improve the cosmetic appearance. There will be a fine line there even in the best circumstances. Some people get hypertrophic scars called keloids and may benefit from steroid injection. ...Read more

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How to clear up a scar?

Time: 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

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How do I fade my scars?

How do I fade my scars?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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Why do scars get darker?

Multiple factors: Scars can get darker in people following a recent surgery or injury and
a/ unprotected exposure to sun.
B/ hormonal imbalance in some patients due to disease or side effect of medication.
C/ darker skinned people - fitzpatrick skin types 5 & 6 and sometimes 4.
D/ infections/chronic irritation of site can also induce darker scars to form. ...Read more

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How can I cure a scar?

No cure: There is no cure for a scar. Once the skin is cut there is always some residual blemish, even if it is very light. The idea is to best optimize the outcome of the scar. Topical scar creams, silicone gels and sheets are usually the first lines in scar care. Laser resurfacing can be tried but still does not remove it completely. Scar revision can be performed to reposition or improve the scar. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to fade scars?

Can there be a way to fade scars?

Scar tretaments: Several options are available for scar reduction:

silicone gel
silicone sheeting
mederma
kelo-cote
scar massage
tape

a study in the journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery several years ago compared these and found that although none showed statistical significance for scar reduction, the one that had the best overall response was silicone sheeting. That is what I use in my practice. ...Read more

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What are some ways to heal scars?

Time: 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

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Is there a way to fade old scars?

Is there a way to fade old scars?

Scars: It is unfortunately difficult to fade old scars. There is minimal to no help with the silicon creams and gels that are available. Sometimes, laser therapy can help. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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