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Doctor insights on: Cigarette Burn

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What sexual disease looks like a cigarette burn?

What sexual disease looks like a cigarette burn?

Syphilis: The ulcer seen in syphilis ("chancre") does look like a cigarette burn, and is painless. ...Read more

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I hav an old cigarette burn that had already healed and today when j woke up I saw it darker ?

I hav an old cigarette burn that had already healed and today when j woke up I saw it darker ?

Wear Sunscreen: Hello CSanders, Were you recently exposed to the sun or did you suffer a trauma to that area of the skin? Both could be causes of a scar darkening. Always wear sunscreen to prevent scars from getting darker. Seek professional treatment to improve and minimize the appearance of the scar. ...Read more

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Could cigarette burn scars ever go away?

Could cigarette burn scars ever go away?

Depends how long out: Can be improved with cosmetic lasers like the Genesis to rebuild collagen. ...Read more

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Does a cigarette burn stop mosquito bites from itching?

Does a cigarette burn stop mosquito bites from itching?

No: Please don't use this as a solution. You can store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also be used for itching. Do not burn the area to control itching. ...Read more

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Found a tan spot on my chest about a month ago, almost looks like a cigarette burn but tan. Doesn't hurt itch bleed or anything. Should i be worried?

Found a tan spot on my chest about a month ago, almost looks like a cigarette burn but tan. Doesn't hurt itch bleed or anything. Should i be worried?

Watch for changes: Any brown or black skin spot/mole can be a melanoma which is a dangerous type of cancer. Usually it will grow in size or change in colour with time. So look for any changes over the next few months. If you are worried and do notice changes, get it removed by a doctor or go to a skin specialist called dermatologist. ...Read more

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6 weeks old cigarette burn is changing color from red to purple.is that normal, will it ever heal.I treated it well when i got burn with antibacterial?

6 weeks old cigarette burn is changing color from red to purple.is that normal, will it ever heal.I treated it well when i got burn with antibacterial?

Scar: It sounds like if the injury is 6 weeks old that what you are noticing now is the scar tissue forming. It will likely continue to fade a bit; however, the area may always have a scar. I'd advise protecting the area from the sun and moisturizing well with mederma or vitamin E ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of cigarette burn scars?

Is there any way to get rid of cigarette burn scars?

Time, hydroquinone: 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