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Red Burn Scar
See PCP/Urologist: Fresh scar tissue anywhere will be red and indurated. It takes a few months for the natural scar maturation to occur and for scars to fade. As you have not mentioned the cause, therefore it would be best to see your pcp or a urologist to ensure that a correct diagnosis and treatment is being considered. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Yes it can: Yes it can leave a noticeable scar. ...Read more
Depends injury/Rx : I assume you are asking about friction burns. If the wound is superficial ; does not have any dirt or other particlate matter embedded in it, is kept clean ; slightly moist and covered, and heals within 10-14 days, and the ensuing reddish area is protected by use of sunblock ; scar care creams then majority of these wounds heal with little or no sequelae. See a plastic surgeon, if concerned. ...Read more
Post burn erythema after exposure to the sun. 5/28 sunburn anterior ankle. 1st degree deep red w/some patching of Redpurple. Peeled and now stuck red. How to heel perm redness?
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
Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?
Recovery from scars: The way that your body heals from scars is dependent on many things, including skin color, your age, your nutritional status, etc. Being in the sun can help to normalize the color of some scars, but does not always change the color of the scar to a certain color. Using vitamin e oil or mederma on the scar for a long while (months) can help to fade scars. ...Read more
Sometimes: Depending the tissue and extent of scarring, use of tattoos can mask some scar sites. If depressed (indented) scar with pigment you may consider other options (such as removal/repair, use of pigment seeking laser, etc. Recommend seeing local cosmetic/plastic surgeon for consultation of best options. ...Read more
Unless minor, see: Doctor for wound care and prescription burn cream (silvadene). Antibiotics are usually not prescribed unless infection develops, and wound care instructions are critical. If small, use bacitracin, daily gentle cleansing, and non-stick bandages until healed. Do not use butter. If blisters break remove the dead skin and keep clean and protected as above. In doubt? See your doctor! do it wrong: scar! ...Read more
Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks?will it resolve?
Depends: Allergic reactions can cause skin hyperpigmentation. Depending on what caused the reaction (contact allergy or hives or irritant reaction or drug rash), the hyperpigmentation may or may not resolve. Hyperpigmetation can fade over time if there is no repetitive skin irritation. Scabbing and oozing can be signs of infection, kindly have the rash evaluated if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more
Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer