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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Overview)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the skin are called keloids.


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Do you need treatmnent for cicatrix, or will it run its course?

Do  you need treatmnent for cicatrix, or will it run its course?

Cicatrix: Treatment of a scar depends on if there is a problem the scar is causing. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
417 doctors shared insights

Cicatrix (Overview)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the skin are called keloids.


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Hi, i'd like to know if a bacne(acne and scars at back of the human body) is a HIV skin symptom? I never go to prostitute and using needle for drugs.

Hi, i'd like to know if a bacne(acne and scars at back of the human body) is a HIV skin symptom?
I never go to prostitute and using needle for drugs.

Doubtful: This is not the typical type of eruption seen in HIV disease, but if you are at all concerned about the possibility of having been infected, strongly suggest getting tested. Easy and relatively inexpensive. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

Do seek professional help and know that help is available . You don't have to live with scars. ...See more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin from healing
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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Are there ways to address the symptoms of scars?

Are there ways to address the symptoms of scars?

Yes: Depending on where your scars are and what they are from, there are many potential options for improving their appearance. You should be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

What is the best approach to deal with my scars? ...See more

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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

Don't pick at scabs—this will lead to more prominent scars forming. ...See 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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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