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Doctor insights on: Scar Tissue From Pneumonia

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Scar tissue, can it cause pain?

Scar tissue, can it cause pain?

Yes: Some scar tissue particularly keloid may be associated with pain. This is not completely understood but it clearly associated with inflammation because steroid injections will produce improvements in as little as 3 days. In other situations, scar tissue will entrap nerves as improvement may require surgical release. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Can you tell me is internal scar tissue dangerous?

Can you tell me is internal scar tissue dangerous?

Scar: tissue may or may not cause complications depending on the extent and location. For example, scar tissue next to small bowel(adhesion) could result in bowel obstruction. Scar tissue in other locations may never cause a problem. ...Read more

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What color/colors is scar tissue suppose to look like when it fully heals?

What color/colors is scar tissue suppose to look like when it fully heals?

Similar to nearby: The scar generally assumes a final color similar to the surrounding skin, but it can take up to a year to get to that point. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue become inflamed when rubbed and prodded?

Can scar tissue become inflamed when rubbed and prodded?

Absolutely: scar tissue is extrememly vascular and sensitive to touch, and can be painful when rubbed. I like silicone sheeting, and injection of steroids into scars (and sometimes laser treatments), that helps a lot. ...Read more

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How to ease the pain of scar tissue?

How to ease the pain of scar tissue?

Silicone gel & injet: Usually sign of unstable scar formation. Topical silicone gel coupled with either use of serial steroid injections or use of stromal cells/prp injected into scar base will improve the irritation and quiet the pain. Time usually resolves the pain, but itching or burning sensations usually indicate a poor healing at site, needing some attention from your doctor. ...Read more

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How to deal with hard scar tissue?

You can consult with: A dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for an individualized treatment option. Other options include scar deactivation with or without electric stimulation or scar injection (homeopathic solution - not steroids) by an acupuncturist. ...Read more

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How can scar tissue be removed?

Excision: Scar tissue is rarely removed from sites of organ damage but rather from cutaneous areas where the scar is visible and occasionally painful. At this time it may be widely excised but to prevent recurrence a steroid can be injected into the would like Kenalog which produces a strong anti inflammatory response. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more