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Scar On Eardrum
Possible scar: If the most superficial layer of skin is involved in the blistering the chances of scaring are low, but the deeper the involvement in the skin the higher the chances of scaring. If the pressure or shearing forces creating the blister are repetitive in the same area, then callus will form thickening the skin and changing its normal appearance. ...Read more
Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cyst removal by laser surgery on bottom lip result hard scar tissue and bigger bumps after 4 weeks,doctor says it is scar tissue and go automatically.
Fibrosis/keloid scar on my head. If I have it removed will my hair grow back through the scar? Will the scar be long and thin or round like keloid
No clear answer: After scar or keloid removal in the scalp it is unusual for the hair to grow back through the new scar. It is even possible that you could lose some hair around the new scar depending on how large the original keloid was. Keloids are somewhat prone to regrow so you could also need some cortisone shots around the new scar or even other treatments to help minimize the chance of recurrence. ...Read more
Not normally: Scar tissue is dificult to treat by removing it with a shave technique as it tends to grow back. Usually other techniques are used like intralesional corticosteroid injections. ...Read more
I've a keloid on helix piercing & is undergoing steroids jabs.If the piercing hole didn't close after the keloid flatten, can I put back the studs in?
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
Ct surgery may31-endoscopic...Bump on incision feels weird..Dr said scar tissue on nerve keep rubbing it will go away?
LO stuck qtip in ear and cut ear canal. DR. said ear drum is fine.There is some scraped,loose skin near cut.Will this heal on its own?Drops prescribed
Probably: When biopsies are performed, there is usually scarring unless the biopsy can be done in the form of a superficial shave, which is not always practical for a lip biopsy. However, a biopsy of the lip can be done in such as a way that the scar is significantly camoflauged and once healed (6-12 months) will be difficult to discern from a natural contour of the skin. ...Read more
I'm having a hypertrophic scar removed from my nose piercing soon, if i put the ring back in, will the scar tissue build up and make another bubble?
When repairing a perforated ear drum when using graph how big is the inscion above the ear? Will some of childs hair be shaved? Ent on voca till surg
I have hypertrophic scar on tip of nose from cystic acne.I used kelo-cote, but it only raised my scar&skin around it.Is there anything to flatten scar?
Hypertrophic scar: Please consult with a facial plastic surgeon to determine if the scar is hypertorphic versus a keloid. They are treated a bit differently. In addition, your skin color, the size and specific location of the scar on the nasal tip, and age of scar may influence your options for treatment. Options include light or laser therapy, injections, excision of scar. ...Read more
Is the front shin more prone to scarring? Banged shin, left bony knot on tibia. Doc took xrays and says it's subcutaneous scar. This common on shin?
Yes: The tibia( shin) bone has very little muscle coverage in the front and lower 2/3 of the bone. Contusions and secondary hematomas are quite common. Sometimes these collections of blood and secondary seroma/ scar 'knots' form and can persist for some time.Nothing to worry about. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Is it possible to treat a scarred eardrum? I apparently have conductive loss. What else could be causing conductive loss, and how can it be treated?
See an ENT: Scarring of the eardrum (myringosclerosis) is common in people who have had ear infections or surgery and rarely causes hearing loss by itself. Conductive hearing loss occurs for many reasons, most of which can be fixed. You should consult with an ENT specialist to get a better idea of what can be done to help you. ...Read more
Myringosclerosis: That is the technical term to describe a scar on the eardrum. It is an area of thickening of the ear drum. It will appear much whiter and opaque instead of thin and translucent. There can be areas of excess thinning of the ear drum as well, which is called a monolayer. That is often found when there has been a hole in the eardrum that heals with one layer instead of the normal three layers. ...Read more
Eardrum rupture Feb, took 4months to heal & it's ruptured again, already have scar tissue from when I was young (I'm 28 now) will it heal again easy?
Ruptured ear drum: Recurring perforation less likely to heal without surgical intervention. Best to consult ENT. Keep ear dry. Do not smoke. ...Read more
What is barotosis?
What is the name of the condition where the eardrum has scarring from being ruptured during flying in unpressurized aircraft?
Barotrauma: Injury due to sudden change in pressure affecting your Ear/drums is call baro-trauma. ...Read more
See doctor: Need to have ears examined. Could be wax causing the issue or the sinuses. Get your exam ...Read more
TREAT THE CAUSE: If it is sponntaneous rupture dut to an infection, you need antibiotics and pain meds and there is healing on its own but if it is traumatic due to puncture with a sharp object than wait for two months and if it does not heal than surgery called tymanoplasty can be done to close the hole. ...Read more
See answe: Tympanosclerosis is a condition in which there is calcification of tissue in the eardrum (myringosclerosis) or middle ear and if extensive, it may affect hearing. Precise cause(s) not well understood but may be related to prior chronic ear infections, trauma (e.g. prior insertion of ear tubes), or atherosclerosis. Sometimes confused with cholesteatoma or otosclerosis. ENT evaluation recommended. ...Read more
Not painful: A perforated ear drum usually is not associated with pain unless you have a middle ear infection. Also there are sensory nerves innervating the middle ear mucosa and depending on the size of the perforation, air from the outside may irritate these nerves and cause pain. If the perforation is more than 4-5 mm. Surgery can help. But when you say burst, it could be a tear and may heal on its own. ...Read more
Yes: As a matter of fact, it will be easier to fly with that ear because one would not have to equalize pressure in it. The caveat is that you are the passenger. You should likely not pilot for fear of equilibrium issues. ...Read more
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