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Eliminate Scars Caused Scabies
Will the rash caused by scabies wreck any of the ink in my tattoos? Will the burrowing cause any kind of scarring on top of the skin?
Unlikely, but . . .: Inflammation, rash, and scratching has a potential to cause your body to degrade and absorb some of the tattoo ink in localized spots. Cure the scabies, don't scratch in the meantime, and watch those sexual contacts. There are worse things that can happen than your tats fading a bit. ...Read more
Scratching Causes: Scabies is caused by a mite which burrows into the skin resulting in a very itchy rash; spreads person to person. Does not typically cause scarring however vigorous scratching of the skin can lead to scarring and secondary infections. It is treated with topical medications which kill the mite however itching can persist up to a month later. Steroid creams can provide relief until itching subsides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never completely: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more
Thats how scars beha: You have scars of various stages of maturations.When you had scabies you created ulcers by itching.More you itched more you made it worse interms of depths.Deeper thhe ulcer more is the scarring, with tome some of these improve it terms of nodularity and color and some will last for ever., unless you seek treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had scabies before and now dark marks/scars are left all over my body. How can I get rid of them? I've tried bio-oil but it does not work.
4% Hydroquinone: 4% Hydroquinone is a prescription strength bleaching cream which will gently lighten up your dark marks from your recent scabies outbreak. We are happy to prescribe this to your pharmacy during a Prime Visit! Best of Luck and thanks for using Healthtap! www.healthtap.com/NatalieHodgeMD ...Read more
Will the bumps on my penis from scabies bites scar? They have been there for weeks now after the treatment. They are not itchy at all.
My 14 year old daughter recently had scabies. The scars on her legs from scratching are purple. Is that normal and what can I do to make them go away?
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