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I have access to Mederma and Dermovate (0.05%). Which is a more effective medicine to treat scars? I am aware that the scars will not disappear.

I have access to Mederma and Dermovate (0.05%). Which is a more effective medicine to treat scars? I am aware that the scars will not disappear.

Topical silicone: Topical silicone has the best record for diminishing the appearance of scars. Mederma and Vaseline were compared head-to0-head, and Vaseline worked better. Dermovate is a topical steriod and is used for inflammation. It should not be used long term, and is not a recommended treatment for scars. ...Read more

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My m.D just prescribed me cymbalta (duloxetine) after being on Prozac for years. My question is. ..Is the cymbalta (duloxetine) a safe medicine, negative reviews scar me!?

My m.D just prescribed me cymbalta (duloxetine) after being on Prozac for years. My question is. ..Is the cymbalta (duloxetine) a safe medicine, negative reviews scar me!?

Potential SE's: Cymbalta (duloxetine) like all other antipressants has potential side effects. It is particularly helpful for depression accompanied by certain types of physical pain. ...Read more

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Please can you suggest me an effective medicine against acne scars? I was using hexilak silicone gel which was quiet effective. Should I continue.?

Please can you suggest me an effective medicine against acne scars? I was using hexilak silicone gel which was quiet effective. Should I continue.?

Acne Scarring: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower results) process would be laser genesis to the scars. If they are depressed you can use needle subcision or fillers to improve the appearance. Silicone gel has been shown to help scars. It's ok to continue that indefinitely. ...Read more

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I burn my face on over using chemicals on my face what medicines deminish my burns scar on it!

I burn my face on over using chemicals on my face what medicines deminish my burns scar on it!

Depends in deprh: Superficial (1st degree) burns with redness require minimal treatment with an ointment & possible nsaids (if not sensitive). Partial thickness burns (2nd & 3rd degree) with blisters must be treated with topical antibiotics (bacitracin for face - silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for body) if not allergic in order to minimize the risk of infection which may increase the amount of tissue damage. Sulfamylon for ear eschars. ...Read more

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Hi, my nephew is 18 and he had an accident last year. But stitches left marks on his face. Is there any medicine that can remove the scars permanentl?

Hi, my nephew is 18 and he had an accident last year. But stitches left marks on his face. Is there any medicine that can remove the scars permanentl?

None: There are no medicines that can remove scars. There may be ways to improve the scar. Moisturizer, massage and sun protection may help early on. A scar over a year old may require scar revision. This won't get rid of the scar but could help it to be less noticeable. ...Read more

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Could anyone please tell me is there any medicine that would fill the scars on my face? Any cream or medicine to drink?

No: Facial scarring needs some kind of treatment to remove the scar or the depression caused by the scar. Treatment depends on the type of scar and its cause, and the patient's skintype. You need professional evaluation by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can acne scar medicines get rid of freckles?

Can acne scar medicines get rid of freckles?

Not really: But you can seek treatment for your freckles, which are basically sun damage. Seek consultation with a local dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for recommendations based on your appearance and degree of sun damage. Options for treatment include topical treatments, peels, lasers, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any medicine that help fix acne scars? Or are there certain vitamins that help with acne and if there are how often should I take it for?

Scientific Rx: Nothing you can do or take will repair acne scars. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible by dermabrasion or other methods. Vitamins won't touch acne, but if your benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, your physician can write for prescription-strength rx -- an antibiotic, retinoic-acid derivative, "the pill", others. ...Read more

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Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Scars never go away!: But the redness will fade (if kept out of the sun or tanning bed) over 6-12 months, and rarely longer. If the original injury is deep enough to cause a scar, the scar is permanent, but the scar will improve in appearance and red or pink will lighten over time. No treatments will make them disappear, so I hope you are paying for better, not "gone." disappear is a lie! ...Read more

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Can scars be dated e.G. Can I find out when a scar on my body was made using the marvels of modern science and medicine.?

Can scars be dated e.G. Can I find out when a scar on my body was made using the marvels of modern science and medicine.?

Scar dating: Not that I have ever heard of. Maybe somebody here has a better suggestion but scar formation occurs and I know of no dating process. ...Read more

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Are there any good ayurvaedic medicine that is good for facial scars?

Are there any good ayurvaedic medicine that is good for facial scars?

Not really: Keep your scar prptected from the sun, use a good sunblock and do note use vitamin e as this is an irratant. ...Read more

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I have many scars in my face. For removing scars is there any medicine?

I have many scars in my face. For removing scars is there any medicine?

Facial Scars: Get laser treatment. Lasers are effectively used to remove facial scars. The light breaks up stubborn scar tissue and lightens areas of darker pigment. It also encourages collagen production so new skin cells are rapidly produced, making your skin appear more even in tone. Fractionated lasers are best. ...Read more

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I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: Cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratching makes it worse. All the best. ...Read more

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What medicines should I prefer to cure my pimple n scars.?

What medicines should I prefer to cure my pimple n scars.?

PIMPLES & SCARRING: I DOUBT IF YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF.
SEE YOU PCP OR DERMATOLOGIST.
ONLY THESE DOCTORS CAN HELP YOU. ...Read more

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What a herbal medecine can erase scar cuase by pimple?

None of them: Herbal medicine is fascinating, but not even a dermatologist can erase a scar -- though a dermatologist can make it less visible using a filler, a laser, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

Lung Scarring: Lung scaring from PTB (pulmonary tuberculosis) is in response to the inflammation from the infection. The sooner you are cured, the less scarring you will have. The lungs have tremendous reserve, so when treated promptly, your pulmonary function should remain good. ...Read more

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I just had a surgery and have a long scar as surgery mark. What is the best medicine or product (e.G.: lotion, oil, etc.) to eliminate this scar mark?

I just had a surgery and have a long scar as surgery mark. What is the best medicine or product (e.G.: lotion, oil, etc.) to eliminate this scar mark?

None: Nothing will "eliminate" a scar but you can care for it in a way to maximize the chance of a good scar. Minimize sun exposure to the scar, moisturizer your skin and things will be ok. ...Read more

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I have a diagnose again a ptb both upper lobe but I can take medicine when im 8 years old but now im 34 years old, this is a desease or scars?

I have a diagnose again a ptb both upper lobe but I can take medicine when im 8 years old but now im 34 years old, this is a desease or scars?

Tuberculosis: Need more info. Do you have fever, night sweats, chills? Has the Chest x-ray changed? Are you coughing sputum? Has it been cultured? These are only some of the questions that can be answered by your doctor. It is possible that these are scars, but could also represent active infection. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is best burn scar removal medicine?

Expert opinions? Which is best burn scar removal medicine?

Be aware that...: Scars cannot be removed, they are permanent. They can, however, be improved. Beware of anyone who tells you that he/she can remove or erase your scars.
There are many treatments. Do your homework, don't expect miracles, and see a surgeon with knowledge and experience in this area. ...Read more

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How do scars develop on corneas, is there any prevention or scar removal medicine?

How do scars develop on corneas, is there any prevention or scar removal medicine?

Wound healing cornea: Severe damage to cornea tissues may result in scar formation. As there is no circulation within the cornea, wound healing is often outside the tissue with limited regenerative abilities. Often requires corneal transplant if extent of damage or scar accumulation is found. Abrasions can heal without scar tissue, but usually not full thickness damage. ...Read more

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I am a boy of 16 I am having acne from 1 year and scars also. Medicine, cream e.T.C are NT working. Plzhelp?

I am a boy of 16 I am having acne from 1 year and scars also. Medicine, cream e.T.C are NT working. Plzhelp?

Multiple Ways: There are multiple options with Accutane often considered the best. However hormonal treatment as well as antiinflammatories, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, may all be beneficial in addition to topical treatment and skin care. ...Read more

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I have a depression type scar above the nose pls suggest any medicine which fills the deression and removes the scar?

I have a depression type scar above the nose pls suggest any medicine which fills the deression and removes the scar?

None: There is no MEDICATION that could help fill in a depression that you're referring to and remove a scar caused by what sounds to have been a traumatic injury.

If this is of concern to you then, consider consulting a facial plastic surgeon and see what their opinion may be. ...Read more

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Tried medicine on and off but it won't help. Do you have any suggestions to get rid of acne and scars permanently or any home remedies?

Tried medicine on and off but it won't help. Do you have any suggestions to get rid of acne and scars permanently or any home remedies?

Isotretinoin: You've got scars, and you've had failures with other medications. You're a grown man now and your acne is a major personal and professional liability. Acne is not curable but needs to be managed until it eventually remits on its own. You are probably a candidate for isotretinoin; be brave, ignore the scare stuff online, and go for it. You'll need microsurgery / laser / fillers for the scars. ...Read more

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How can I treat my acne and the scars on my face? And also is there any medicine that can treat my obesity?

How can I treat my acne and the scars on my face? And also is there any medicine that can treat my obesity?

Yes: For the acne, seek the care of a dermatologist who can advise you on the best way to cleanse and treat your skin.
As for obesity, the best medications are a daily dose of exercise and alterations to the timing and content of one's meals. If you don't feel like you know enough about either, seek professional advice from your pcp who can give you permission to see a nutritioninst and trainer. ...Read more

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I got bitten by a mite / tick. Now I have atleast 10 circular scars on my legs. What medicine will help this problem?

? Lyme disease: This rash sounds very suspicious for the rash you get with Lyme disease. A plead with you to be seen and tested for this. If diagnosed and treated within the first few weeks after contracting the illness, thee is a high cure rate. Once body starts reacting, the immune response can cause a lot of problems. You really need to tested, have the diagnosis confirmed and get on the correct antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dark spots, blemishes, acnes, scars & pimples? How do they form? Which skin type suffers what? Over the counter drugs?

What is the difference between dark spots, blemishes, acnes, scars & pimples? How do they form? Which skin type suffers what? Over the counter drugs?

Manage it: Multiple pimples is usually acne; blemishes is a "pop" euphemism for acne and it leaves dark spots. Before you or someone you care about ends up with scars, manage it. Forget about "skin types" or trying to figure out "why". If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you need to add prescription-strength Rx from your physician. ...Read more

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He doc! I am of 16 and from the past two years I have acne.! I have used many medicines but they don't work! What should I do to remove acne & scars?

He doc! I am of 16 and from the past two years I have acne.! I have used many medicines but they don't work! What should I do to remove acne & scars?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a face medicine that will get rid of acne while also getting rid of acne scars?

Is there a face medicine that will get rid of acne while also getting rid of acne scars?

Acne meds: Accutane reduces new acne lesions, and seems to reduce the scars, and the color. Antibiotics reduce new lesions, but not scarring. Topical antibiotics the same. Retina seems to speed the healing of acne lesions, benzoyl peroxide also seems to speed the healing, reduces some new lesions, but not treat the scarring. Some will scar more, others less with similar acne. ...Read more

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I want to know the best cream or drugs for my scars at my legs due to the skin infection.

Scars: Talk to your doctor. Sometimes laser treatments can greatly improve the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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I have ehlers-danlos syndrome. Which medicines should I talk to my doctor about for my injuries or scars?

I have ehlers-danlos syndrome. Which medicines should I talk to my doctor about for my injuries or scars?

It depends: Most of the scars and injuries will heal but they will still remain as scars. They may not be strong scars. There are no fda label drugs to treat these and prevention is your best therapy. The better your muscle tone the better you can be protected. Please exercise. ...Read more

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After acne I've got some scars of pigmentations on my face. So how can I get rid of scars? Please suggest some medicines.

After acne I've got some scars of pigmentations on my face. So how can I get rid of scars? Please suggest some medicines.

Moisturize/sunscreen: Use an oil-free moisturizer and a good sunscreen, EVERY day! (I like the facial moisturizers with SPF 15 built in) Use additional sunscreen when you are out in the sun- reapply frequently. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your skin. The main key to allowing the skin to heal itself is to avoid damaging it further! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face? Any medicine or home remedie?

How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face? Any medicine or home remedie?

No home remedies: See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. For pitted scars fractional laser resurfacing works best in my opinion. Red or brown scars that are flat (not pitted) may be treated with prescription creams or ipl. ...Read more

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I am 18 with acne scars & brown complexion please prescribe generic medicines and creams for spotless and fair skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: Bpo is a good place to start--there are many good over the counter preparations that you can leave on overnight and it will control mild acne. If you have moderate to severe acne, you are probably better off seeing a dermatologist and getting on more potent, prescription medication. The "scarring" you have noticed may be post inflammatory pigment, which will fade over time. ...Read more

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