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Burn Like Scar On My Back
What is the best product to heal a minor burn scar? My burn is still healing and the skin has not came back yet.
Burn Wound: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is used with other treatments to help prevent and treat wound infections in patients with burns. Silver sulfadiazine works by stopping the growth of bacteria that may infect an open wound. This helps to decrease the risk of the bacteria spreading to surrounding skin, or to the blood where it can cause a serious blood infection (sepsis). ...Read more
Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged?
Nerve pain: What you are describing is classic nerve pain. If you have not had back surgery the only other source of scar tissue would be from inflammation like arachnoiditis. Often the burning sensation is due to the release of inflammatory mediators as your trigger points are released thru massage. If it continues to be a problem see your physician. ...Read more
Is flaking scars from decades old sunburns something to worry about my upper back and shoulders are covered in small round scars resulting from multiple severe sunburns in my early childhood. They periodically burn and itch and will flake and scratch off
I: I would recommend you get evaluated. These could possibly be actinic keratoses (see picture at link below), which are precancerous scaly areas that are typically seen on sun damaged areas. They can be treated with liquid nitrogen if that is the case. Regardless, probably a good idea for you to see a dermatologist given your history of sunburns. ...Read more
Had mastectomy with back tram flap n 2001. Last 2 days, area under my arm into back where scar is is hurting badly. Sharp n burning pain like pulled?
LATS back pain: SEEK immediate in person opinions and examination from a boarded Plastic Surgeon... ...Read more
I got A burn from the Retin A (tretinoin) It looks like a minor but and it peals the grows back as a scar what can I do for this?
Retin-A: Retin-A may cause a retinoid dermatitis and the skin may look red, inflamed and be itchy and peel. This is all quite normal for any retinoid especially during the first few weeks of therapy. You should hold the medication for now and visit a Dermatologist who may assist you in treating the dermatitis. ...Read more
I had wax burn on my chin some 20 days back, there is no pain now but how to get rid of the black scar/mark on the skin?
Depends on: Degree and depth of original injury. Consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Did a 70% glycolic peel 3 weeks back and it left 2 burn scars. Will the scars be permanent? What can I do to get rid of em' as early as possible.
I have a burn scar on the back of my thigh from a hot iron. Is there any way I can fade it, with some product? I have tried bio oil, it's not working.
Vit E: Try Vit E creams. Alternatively, you can buy the Vit E capsules. Pierce one with a pin and spread it over the scar. This should help reduce the scar. However, it may not take it all away. ...Read more
I have had red round burn looking sores on my left leg, they went away and caused scars. Ms & mvp --they are back an my neuro asked me how I got a burn?
Probably not related: Ms primarily effects the central nervous system and most commonly results in motor dysfunction whereas peripheral sensory neuropathy is more commonly associated with other co editions or disease such as diabetes. Numbness could result in unrecognized injury. If this is a recurring lesion, I would suggest a possible biopsy to exclude other possible problems. ...Read more
Had a reaction to black henna on the back of hand, blistering/burning/itching. Pink scars are now apparent as dye has faded. How can I minimise scars?
Sun protection: Allergic reaction to the henna. The most important thing you can do for the next several months is to aggressively protect the skin from sun exposure. This means broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen, and to wear a glove when driving and keep the area covered. Exposure to sunlight will it increase the chances of increased/decreased pigmentation in the affected skin where you had the allergic reaction. ...Read more
Can a CT guided spine biopsy of L3 result in scar tissue? Had biopsy 3 weeks ago had a burning pain in my right anterior thigh one day later. Serious?
Yes, but consider...: Yes, a ct biopsy can result in scar. However, the L3 nerve root supplies sensation to the anterior thigh. Most likely there is swelling around or irritation of this nerve root which could be expected after this procedure. If it doesn't resolve within a couple weeks, see your md. ...Read more
All depends in depth: Scaring can vary. Deep 2nd acts more like a 3rd, superficial 2nd acts more like a 1st. It all depends on depth. Superficial may not scar at all, deep may scar significantly and may need to be excised and grafted. If the area is contracting and causing disfigurement, pain, or limiting mobility see a plastic surgeon. If it has healed and worried about aesthetics- sunblock daily, give at least 1 yr. ...Read more
Improvement of scars: Scars can be secondary to accidents, burns or surgery. These behave differently and if the wounds get infected then there is another variable that will impact scarring. Scars mainly improve with time but addiing scar care creams, sunblock use, silicone gel sheets, compression, laser or light therapy and sometimes scar revision are modalities that can help make things better. ...Read more
This has no effect on scars. Used on severe burns at the time of injury. Vite is an old one, seen to work the same as vaseline. Many products clamor for your attention to "heal" scars. They want your money. If you have asignificant scar, see a
has no effect on scars. Used for severe burns. Vit e is an old one long noted to be as effective as vaseline. Lots of things. ...Read more
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
Scars don't heal...: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. With time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. Your regional burn treatment center would be a good place to start. ...Read more
Depends: The depth of the burn determines if it will scar or not. The deeper the burn, the more likely it will scar. ...Read more
Not much you can do: Time to healing depends on how deep the burn is. In general, a burn that heals in less than three weeks does not need surgery. Initial treatment is to wash with soap and water 1-2 times a day, apply an antibiotic ointment (bacitracin). If pain increases or no healing in 10-14 days, see your doctor or someone experienced in burn treatment. Even if no scar, expect some pigment change. ...Read more
See plastic surgeon: Thnaks for yor question, you should seek a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss the many options available. ...Read more
50 old female has cserain section before 8 years she still fell burning and pain at the operation site. The scar no has redish apperance?
Neuropathy: It is not uncommon in abdominal surgery to cause accidental damage to the superficial nerves, especially when performing one such as C-section where time is critical the risk is higher. Often with time the feeling/ sensation will return but may have a tingling/ "ants running" "foot asleep" feeling, unfortunately full feeling does not always return ; only that pain or discomfort may return. ...Read more
I have a scar where a pole fell on my head as a child 16 yrs ago. Although it is long healed, it is still sensitive and sometimes burns. Why is this?
Scar: The underlying scar tissue may be irritating the peripheral nerves of your head causing occasional pain. ...Read more
I waxed my face and used nair right after... treated it but woke up with a scar like burn please tell me it'll go away what can I do?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) +Cold compr: Take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablet 25 mg, and start applying Cold compresses. After waxing your skin has becomesensitive already, then applying the Nair it s irritated. Should improve slowly. Do not pur any makeups and do not go under the Sun. ...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
Depends: It depends on how deep the burn is. If the wound base is pink and moist, then it's most likely a 2nd degree burn. If the wound base is white or leathery, then it's a 3rd degree burn. Deeper injuries will produce scars. ...Read more
IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here (camouflage, peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser, surgery and more) but it is generally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. Avoiding tobacco and sun may help. Unfortunately cutting scars are very difficult to conceal. Other than garments, tattoos may be the best method to conceal them. ...Read more
Depends injury/Rx: I assume you are asking about friction burns. If the wound is superficial ; does not have any dirt or other particlate matter embedded in it, is kept clean ; slightly moist and covered, and heals within 10-14 days, and the ensuing reddish area is protected by use of sunblock ; scar care creams then majority of these wounds heal with little or no sequelae. See a plastic surgeon, if concerned. ...Read more
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