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Medicine For Scars
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
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!?
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
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
I do not know the shot or medicines name that was injected into my grandmothers chest. But it was a type of medicine to make a scar she has smaller. After she got the treatment, she woke up one day with no feeling in her leg. She can not lift or move it,
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
PIMPLES & SCARRING: I DOUBT IF YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF. SEE YOU PCP OR DERMATOLOGIST. ONLY THESE DOCTORS CAN HELP YOU. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 have some wrist scars on both sides of the wrist from a bad drug trip. How can I get rid of them?
Consult: with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 have a depression type scar above the nose pls suggest any medicine which fills the deression and removes the scar?
Tried medicine on and off but it wont 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
Meloxam, arcoxia or advil those any of this drugs can cause lungs scar? Im afraid doctors find me a scar in lungs during chest xrays for my visa medic
Acne scars: See a dermatologist about your scarsGet a more detailed answer ›
AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acis creams or lotions could help. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ehlers-danlos syndrome. Which medicines should I talk to my doctor about for my injuries or scars?
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
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