Top
10
Doctor insights on: Lotion Put Arm Healing Scarring Fistula

Share

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


2

2
I would like to know if there is a lotion I can put on my arm to increase healing and reduce scarring?

I would like to know if there is a lotion I can put on my arm to increase healing and reduce scarring?

6 weeks: Do not use mederma until area has closed and 6 weeks after. It is not be used on open cut and the new skin cells have to be produced first. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Can massaging lotion into arm lift scars several times a day that are still very pink and are 25 months old fade them even more?

Can massaging lotion into arm lift scars several times a day that are still very pink and are 25 months old fade them even more?

Possible: Most of the fading of the scars happen during the first year. As your scar is over two years old, only minor amounts of fading can be expected from now. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
My legs & arms are filled with dark spots/scars on them since i was a little girl. They're from mosquito bites & minor injuries. Lotions don't work.

My legs & arms are filled with dark spots/scars on them since i was a little girl. They're from mosquito bites & minor injuries. Lotions don't work.

Scarring: Scarring from childhood chicken pox, insect bites or acne can be very annoying to a patient. Vitamin e capsules (broken open) and applied directly may help sometimes. Please see your local dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment strategies. ...Read more

6

6
What are cosmetic surgery options for scarring/bumps after having a dialysis fistula on your arm?

What are cosmetic surgery options for scarring/bumps after having a dialysis fistula on your arm?

Scar Revision: Scars can sometimes be improved with the following methods: 1) passage of time; 2) protection from sun; 3) dermabrasion or laser resurfacing; 4) steroid injection; 5) silicone topical therapy; 6) cosmetics (for camouflage); 7) surgical revision. The methods taht will work best for you will depend on factors seen during an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What's the best treatment for a two and a half year old with eczema. Is calamine lotion safe. It is on his arms and legs?

What's the best treatment for a two and a half year old with eczema. Is calamine lotion safe. It is on his arms and legs?

See a dermatologist: Calamine lotion will aggravate eczema. It drys the skin. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile have the child soak for a long time in a warm bath. Then smear with something for dry skin. Ceramide creams from Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, others are all nice. Also rub in OTC hydrocortisone cream on arms and legs. When you go to the skin specialist bring everything you have used, including cleansers. ...Read more

9

9
I want to remove wound scar from my arm please recomend me treatment?

I want to remove wound scar from my arm please recomend me treatment?

Plastic surgeon: scars hard, they can inject steroid but best is cut it out and plastic surgeon knows how best . ...Read more

10

10
I have dark scars and marks all over my arms and legs from bed bug bites what cream or treatment will heal them?

Steroid creams: Treatment for bed bug rashes: 1. Remove the source of the problem - the bed bugs by exterminating. 2. Steroid creams on the rash work well. Prescription creams are stronger and more effective than over the counter creams. 3. Antihistamines relieve the itch. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
1,903 doctors shared insights

Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. John Mancoll
417 doctors shared insights

Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more