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Rashes That Leave Scars
Not usually: Inflammation from eczema tends to be superficial. If it's not infected and if you don't scratch it too rigorously, the patches in general heal without scarring. However, if it is not in good control, chronic rigorous scratching can result in permanent discoloration typically seen in people with darker complexion. For this reason, routine moisturizing and controlling the itch are both important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Temporary changes: Impetigo usually affects the upper outer layer of skin, so there should not be noticeable scars after the color changes even out over a year or so. If the patient scratched at the scabs during healing, and made deeper wounds, then permanent mild scars can occur (just like in chicken pox, where scars normally don't occur unless the scabs are scratched off by the patient). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on how bad: A sunburn is just that, a burn. Burns can be classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. A mild sunburn, 1st degree, will get red and sore but will probably heal without scarring. A severe sunburn is like a 2nd degree burn with blistering of the skin. This more often can lead to freckling or scarring. Overexposure to the sun, regardless of burning, increases your risk of skin cancer later in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depiwhite: You can use depiwhite on your skin over night. But first i would apply a very small amount to the skin and leave this on overnight to make sure there is no adverse affects. I would do this every night for 7-10 nights before using this product on a large area. ...Read more
Does impetigo leave scars? My daughter is being treated for bullous impetigo on her arms. Will it leave scars?
7 yr old bruises easily and they months to completely fade. Scars never fade. Bug bites and small cuts are visible years later. Some scars are keloid?
Not keloids: I am very sorry to hear your son is suffering from these problems. A 7 year old should not have to worry abou these things. You are not describing keloid scars, but rather poor healing. Please see a good plastic surgeon to help you make the diagnosis. It may simply be that he is prone to what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: Try using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer to remove red marks. ...Read more
A few options: First, if the scar is red or swollen, use an over-the-counter cortisone cream to calm the skin. You can also do laser therapy or filler therapy, within one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase new collagen formation to help fill in acne scars. Wear plenty of sunscreen, sun makes the scars worse. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more
Depends: The classicle leasons of chickenpox are superficial & generally leave transient marks that fade over a year or so.However, if a kid scratches & digs at leasons there is a chance that a deeper wound will appear and scar. There is also risk that weeping sores will be invaded by staph or strep and cause even bigger problems. Simple surveylance and cleaning of wounds can minimize risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sunscreen: When you wear sunscreen you are protecting yourself from the damaging effects of the sun. Typically any scar on your skin will appear darker or more intense when exposed to the sun. Unless your sunscreen has an active ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of scars, simply protecting your skin from the sun is helping scars fade. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chickenpox scars? What treatment can completely erase chicken pox scars?
If not completely at-least to the most?
There : There are multiple options for scar therapies. You should seek out a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate. Options range from fillers like Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm to resurfacing therapies like fractional co2 lasers and dermabrasion. Other treatments include subcission- loosening up scars or cutting out the scars entirely. It may take multiple treatments before you are satisfied with the results, but have patience, and know that it is a process. At las vegas dermatology, we use the smart skin co2 laser by cynosure to resurface skin and remove pock marks. ...Read more
no: Benzamycin is a mixture of benzoyl peroxide and an antibiotic called erythromycin. It is a good treatment to treat unwanted pimples (zits) however, it is not effective on acne holes that are called acne scarring. There are some great new lasers that treat acne scars. I like the non-invasive fractional 1540 xd the best. ...Read more
Maybe: If the scar has hyper pigmentation, porcelana may help with that. It will not help with scars that are primarily raised or red or white. Those scars require other measures to improve. ...Read more
Besides Retin A, (tretinoin) Ambi Fade, or Triamcinolone Acetonide what can be used to fade hyperpigmented skin? I'd like to remove ingrown scars on my thighs.
Hyperpigmentation: Try using 4 percent glycolic acid as a lightener ...Read more
What's the best, non-surgical way to lighten and heal old scars? Acne scars, insect bites, random shallow wounds—the byproducts of general clumsiness.
My gal 15mth with hfmd, rashes with blister shown, will those ugly rash stay and leave scars? How long normally will it my gal skin back to normal?
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