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Prevent Scarring From Burns
Good wound care: If a burn is deep enough (third degree) it will scar no matter what. Burns are classified according to the depth of tissue burnt. First degree- epidermis only second degree- dermis superficial second degree is as name implies deep second degree is more dangerous third degree- goes thru dermis and into the fat layer. It is important to do daily dressing changes with topical agents (silvadene). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Piercings: Brush & floss teeth twice a day after receiving a lip piercing. Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). ...Read more
Sometimes scarring..: ...Occurs no matter what you do. Other times it depends on the skin lesions. With acne, you can often prevent scarring by not picking or squeezing your zits. Wound scars heal with smaller scars if kept clean and free of infection. Some people just naturally inherit skin that scars easily (or less easily). ...Read more
Local hygiene: There will always be a component of scarring with healing. Wash the area with plain old soap and water. Apply some antibiotic ointment. Cover with dressing. Don't leave open to air. When completely healed. Obtain mederma cream and apply as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on depth and : Resultant scar from cut depends on depth, contamination, incision or jagged, timing of closure and method of closure and postoperative management.If you go to a well trained surgeon and if he uses all the basic principles of wound closures then you can expect a good scar.But, remember once a scar always a scar. ...Read more
Variable treatments: depending on burn depth, location of burn and amount of body burned. See: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/emi/2011/161375/ ...Read more
Scar managemnt: 1st month after tape scar at all times with medpor tape. After it is healed start massage with firm pressure several times/day. After a month add either a silicone scar cream (massage in) or silicone sheeting. Avoid sun on scars--very bad for them. If ur going to be in the sun wear spf 50 directly on the scar. Keep up with massage, cream or sheeting and/or taping for a year; sunscreen for life. ...Read more
Scar prevention. : After an injury, preventing prominent scars is best accomplished by careful closure of the laceration and treatment of the wound site. Depending on the location, additional procedures like scar excision, scar repositioning, dermabrasion, or laser resurfacing help to camouflage or hide the scar. Avoid sun exposure to prevent additional redness and pigment changes. See also "silicone gel sheeting". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: There is a chemical property in some forms of MRSA known as a virulence factor that make it very common to see scaring. The best stratagy to prevent scars is to prevent infection in the first place. This may mean decolonization, bleach baths and/or the use of antibacterial soap such as hibiclens. ...Read more
Yes and No: 1) the nature of the injury, 2) the repair technique used to close the wound and 3) your genetic predisposition for scarring play a far greater role on the appearance of the scar, having said that if a bandaid promotes primary intention wound healing by keeping the wound clean and moist, it may improve the scar compared to someone without a bandaid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can bio oil helps in reducing the burn scar from second degree burn? any other methods that i could apply/use/intake to reduce my burn scar on thighs.
Waste of money: Any lubricating oil or vaseline will be useful. Bio oil is nothing special. ...Read more
Physical sunblock: The use of a good quality physical sun block that blocks out both UV A and UVB rays. The skin will still tan but to a much lesser extent. The physical block should be either zinc or titanium . Theses products can be purchased at a dermatologist office and in many spas. The better products are PCA, Skin Medica, SkinCeuticals, Obagi and others but these are most popular ...Read more
Sunblock: Sunblock is the cornerstone of management and prevention is the key. Once it has developed there are a variety of bleaching agents that can be used that combine varying proportions of retin-a, hydroquinone, kojic acid and topical steroids. On occasion chemical peels with glycolic acid may also help. Lastly laser resurfacing is an option but not without more risk. See your dermatologist for options. ...Read more
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