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Degree Burn Scar
What's the best thing to use to try and remove a 3rd degree burn scar. It's been there for about 12 years and everything i try does not work.
Exercise in futility: It depends on where the scar is. Sometimes surgical revision helps. Sometimes cortisone injection helps. For burns, pressure therapy with silicone often helps. Once there is a scar there is always a scar. The goal is to make it less obvious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Semantics : A scar is the healed result of a wound. Third degree burns extend completely through all layers of skin and usually result in early removal of the burned tissue and skin grafting from another area. However the burn could have been left to heal as a scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burns and Scars: Burns are classified to their degree of damage; a first degree burn usually does not leave a scar but it may leave a discoloration to the skin. Being a poorly controlled diabetic, can lengthen the healing process since your immune system and circulatory system is already compromised from the diabetes. Keep the wound clean, wash it with warm, soapy water and apply a burn cream topically with gauze. ...Read more
Scar treatment: Burn scar can be treated with mild moisturizers, such as cocoa butter, or petroleum based lotion. You can also apply vitamin E oil on the scar. The area shouldn't have any sun exposure for at least a year. Scaring depends on your genetics. With the same injury, some people develops scar, while others don't. Probably should be seen burn specialist if you have any further questions. ...Read more
I have a 3rd degree burn scar on leg, and It randomly itches like crazy how do I stop that? That and is there a way I can remove it, it looks gross?
Yes, needling helps: There is good evidence to show that micro-needling such as with the derma-roller is beneficial in reducing the appearance of scars. Keep in mind the word reduce, not eliminate. This is not a miracle cure but it is very low risk and there is little chance it will make it worse. ...Read more
No: Scars are permanent and there is nothing one can do to get "rid" of a scar. Many different options exist for improving the scar. How old is the burn? If it is relatively recent - time is the best option. During the waiting period, multiple options exist such as silicone sheeting, scar creams, etc. Best to ask your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
My 5 year old has 2nd degree burn scars on his leg from hot water, what's the best sunscreen to use and is tissue oil good to manage scarring?
Cost unrelated to : quality. An SPF of at least 20, water repellent, and protective from UV A and B. For scar treatment, see https://www.assh.org/handcare/procedures-and-treatment/scar-management ...Read more
I've got a burn scar that's a "dent" and is discolored. Did it most likely come from a 1st or 2nd degree burn?
Can bio oil helps in reducing the burn scar from second degree burn? any other methods that i could apply/use/intake to reduce my burn scar on thighs.
Waste of money: Any lubricating oil or vaseline will be useful. Bio oil is nothing special. ...Read more
Are burn scars and cut scars the same? I'm testing bio oil and I'm only doing it on my most recent 3rd degree burn and some self harm scars (keloid)
Save your money: You need professional help. For your injuries. For your self-mutilation. A dermatologist, psychiatrist, psychologist. Meanwhile you can use anything for lubrication of skin. Bio oil is strictly for suckers. ...Read more
What's the best way to treat a 2nd degree burn mark? Also how can I remove the scar after it's healed?
Promote healing: The best way is to protect the wound to speed up healing i.e. Leave the blister intact unless it is so large it is a problem. Then a doctor should debride it and provide a sterile dressing and antibiotic cream. Keep the mark out of direct sunlight and don't smoke as it slows healing. You can also purchase silicone gel/ sheeting as that can speed fading. See a plastic surgeon for further help. ...Read more
How can I treat a 1st/2cnd degree burn and what should I use to not have marks or scars left behind?
Depends: The answer is different for first and second degree burns. First degree (think sunburn) burns are just redness and moisturizer alone is enough. No chance of a scar. Second degree is blisters, like a scald, and should be treated with an antiseptic cream each day, like Silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) (maybe Bacitracin, if small or on face). Scarring is rare and usually comes from infection of the burn. ...Read more
I've got a raised red puff burn scar on my arm and I've had it for 2 years, what degree of burn is it?
Doesn't matter: If it is a burn scar. We only know that it was a deep enough burn to leave a scar. If it is a small area, it may be improved in appearance with a minor scar revision. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to see if this is possible or advisable. Good luck! ...Read more
My boy suffered a 2nd and 3rd degree burn over a large area of the leg, the knee being the most affected. (there has scars, not only stains). This was happened in August last year. Recently I discovered that the leg is thinner with 1 to 2 cm. what can be
Does the itch from hypertrophic scar caused by second degree burn ever go away? And what about the purple reddish color? If so, approx how long ?
Sometimes: It can take a year for the body to heal a second degree burn. The faster it heals the less likely a hypertrophic scar forms. If you have persistent vascular color and itching, additional scar treatment may help. Check in with your doctor to see what will help in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Accidentally rolled over on computer charger while sleeping, caused 3rd degree burn. Now healed but big ugly scar. Anything i can do for the scar?
Scar: You might try coco butter or madera. It may help a little. ...Read more
I have a fairly big and ugly scar on my left breast from a two months old deep 2nd degree burn. Can i get the scar removed?
Will second degree burn near mouth on a 20 month old scar ? Burn was caused by hot coffee it's peeling and dry
I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest,my wound had blisters,it left a scar.I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red.Help.
It will improve: Scars are permanent but almost all fade with time. Protect the scars from sunlight while there is any pink left in them; they will burn easily and, if tanned, may be tanned permanently. I would not expect the scar to assume its final form for 12-18 months. The younger you are, the longer it will take. Do not rush into scar revision. See a surgeon certified by the am. Bd. Of plas. Surg. If question ...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
Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. ...Read more
Massage / revision: Like any scar, the treatment begins with scar massage. I like cocoa butter, but you can use the commercially available products like mederma, as well. If a coulple of months of twice a day massage has not improved the scar enough, consider revision. The whole scar (or just the worst parts) are cut away and the skin is brought together carefully so as to minimize the new scar. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes and Yes: To have a burn scar be red after one week is not atypical. It depends on how deep the burn is. The more superficial the burn, the faster it will heal. You should protect the area from sunlight. Often very superficial burns can be treated with OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream. TO be safe, if you have any questions, you should see a plastic surgeon who treats burns. ...Read more
Scars are permanent.: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If you had a deep burn then the scar will likely be with you until you die. If just a superficial burn, the redness will fade over the course of a few weeks. ...Read more
Depends: On the depth and location. Burns that are superificial enough to not leave a scar will typically cause lightening or darkening of the burned skin. It is important to avoid sun exposure until all the pink is gone from the burn. Deeper burns will leave scars, which may take 6-18 months or more to mature. They will never completely disappear. ...Read more
Reduce not rid of: Scarring is a permanent entity and the only way the body can seal itself from the outside. Surgery is helpful in reduction-redirection of the scars, but still leaves a linear one. Use of silicone gel sheeting is often used in burn area to sooth, reduce redness, and soften during the healing time. Some doctor's use steroid injections if the scars are very hypertrophic (large). Seek md advice. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers