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Doctor insights on: How To Get Red Of Friction Burn Scars

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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Burn scar is red still after a week, is it normal and should I do something about it?

Burn scar is red still after a week, is it normal and should I do something about it?

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

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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?

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

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Hi I am 19 year old. I have friction burn on my penis because I masturbated with a cloth so now how I can reduce the redness of skin? Give me easy tips.

Hi I am 19 year old. I have friction burn on my penis because I masturbated with a cloth so now how I can reduce the redness of skin? Give me easy tips.

AintNothinLikeThReal: Read "Portnoy's Complaint" by Philip Roth. And don't worry, that skin heals fast if you don't irritate it again. Use a mild soap and put a thin layer of any antibiotic ointment on it (just don't be tempted to use that ointment for anything else, at least for a while!). Then think of switching to a chamois cloth--or waiting for a real vagina. ...Read more

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How to get rid of burn scar?

How to get rid of burn scar?

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 more

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How to get rid of burn scars?

How to get rid of burn scars?

You can't: If the burn was not too deep and healed within about ten days it may just take time for the scar to fade. If the burn was deep and took over 2 wks to heal or require skin grafting there may be very little that can be done. Sometimes a pressure garment will help. A small scar may be excised and closed with stitches but trade old scar for a new one. Avoid sun and consult a plastic surgeon to evaluat. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of burn scars?

How can I get rid of burn scars?

Can be improved mayb: Scars can not be made to disappear. There are scar gels and creams that can improve the appearance of a scar that you already have. You can sometimes have a surgical scar revision, but this is just trading one scar for a new scar that should look better. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a burn scar?

How can I get rid of a burn scar?

Depends on size: Depends on size and location. If it is early it will fade some in time. If it is small it may be able to be excised. If it is irregular or lumpy it may be able to be lasered or re-grafted. If it is a different color then laser or IPL treatments may help. Excision is usually best if possible. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dark burn scar?

How can I get rid of a dark burn scar?

Lasers: Depending on your skin type and the type of burn, some laser treatments can be used to lighten hyperpigmented burn scars. Some topical skin bleaching creams may also help. Otherwise, sun protection is paramount. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of an old burn scar?

Is it possible to get rid of an old burn scar?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (board-certified) to begin your search for an appropriate course of action.

Good luck! ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of floor burn scars?

Scars are permanent: Flat scars that are wide and long are impossible to get rid of but but you can do treatments to help them look better. You will need to consider micro needling, dermabrasion, and lasers. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people get rid of old burn scars?

Can someone tell me how people get rid of old burn scars?

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 more

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Does it happen that people get rid of or make burn scars fade?

Does it happen that people get rid of or make burn scars fade?

Several options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...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

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How to get rid of razor burn scars?

How to get rid of razor burn scars?

Razor bumps: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a burn scar that was caused by an iron?

Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over).


Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a second degree burn scar?

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