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How To Cover Up A Circumcision Scar
Circumcision revision and costs associated to it. Does medical cover? Trying to fix suture tunnels and bad scarring
Insurance should pay: Bad penile scarring after circumcision is a medical problem ; should be a covered expense. Suture tracts or tunnels accumulate dead sloughed skin cells ; keratin which appear like tiny "black heads" ; are also worth opening up or removing. Coding should indicate secondary phimosis or miscellaneous penile abnormality ; thus be covered. Good luck. ...Read more
It won't...: Scar tissue doesn't clear up. Hopefully you're referring to swelling after surgery. If a vasovasostomy type of reconnection was performed then it could take anywhere from 1-6mos for the vas to open up. If a vasoepididymostomy was performed then it can easily take 6mos-1yr or longer for the connection to open up. Check w/your doctor to see what ; how it was done ; his expectations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after surgery can I safely apply a silicone scar gel to the incision to prevent unsightly scars? Which brand of scar gel do you recommend?
1-2 weeks.: First-degree burns -- superficial ones that are red, but not blistered -- generally heal within a couple of weeks, without scars. You can apply a mild otc Hydrocortisone cream sparingly twice a day to speed the process along a bit, if you wish. "burn creams" like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) are unnecessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I cut myself shaving real bad- a scab had formed- how long for the scab to fall off and redness to go away? Will there be a scar?
Wound care: Covering a wound does help protect against bacteria. And keeping it a little moist will help reduce scarring. A good general recommendation is to simply cover a minor wound with plain vaseline and a bandaid. If you feel you need an antibiotic ointment then just use it for the first day. However, vaseline (petrolatum) is just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: The simplest is to use a good make-up designed for this such as covermark or dermablend. Some people hide scars by tattooing over them or wearing cleverly designed clothes/swimsuits/jewelry. Scars can be faded with lasers but they can never be totally removed. If they are really bad/indented, a scar revision can help. Some of us embrace our scars of reminders of how tough we are! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It just needs...: To heal up. I would apply traumeel cream (or ointment) to help promote healing. It is homeopathic and available online or at most whole foods stores. This is anecdotal, but I have been personally using it for myself my family and my patients for 25 years. It is very safe, so you can apply it as often as you want. Sometimes i will apply it four or five times a day on cuts on myself. ...Read more
Depends: Your doc should have provided you with instructions on how to take care of it. The problem is that it depends on the location of the wound, the type of wound and the type of repair done. Normally, there is a period after repair that the wound needs to stay dry and covered. After that exposure to water is recommended but when, again depends on the wound, location and type of repair. ...Read more
What to do if I had a dermal removed above my cheek bone. to reduce scaring, is it best to apply neosporin, or just let the wound scab up dry out?
Neosporin: Better to keep hydrated with neosporin. Be on the look out for redness a sign of reaction to neosporin ingredients. ...Read more
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