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Dr. Barry Press
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, abrasion, crush injury, etc

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I am on pr on vacation and have literally been eaten alive how do I stop the itch before I am scarred up?

I am on pr on vacation and have literally been eaten alive how do I stop the itch before I am scarred up?

Anti itch medication: I am not sure exactly where pr is, perhaps puerto rico? Nonetheless, oral antihistamines such as diphenhydramine, zyrtec, or Claritin can help with the itch. Hydrocortisone cream, cool compresses, and sometimes domeboro's soaks help too. To prevent further bites, and diseases such as dengue (common in the tropics) and malaria use 30% deet or 20% picardin according to package directions. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling scarred by my childhood?

What to do if I am feeling scarred by my childhood?

Scarred: It is best that you speak to a psychotherapist or psychiatrise to help you resolve yourproblems ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

A new scar remodels over 6 to 9 months. Wear sunscreen or it can get sunburned and be red forever. ...See more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin healing.
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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What happens if you get a scar revison, but you smoke a lot?

What happens if you get a scar revison, but you smoke a lot?

Wound Healing: Compared with nonsmokers, smokers have a higher incidence of unsatisfactory healing after face-lift surgery, as well as a greater degree of complications following breast surgery. Smokers should be advised to stop smoking prior to elective surgery or when recovering from wounds resulting from trauma, disease, or emergent surgery. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

Please don't touch the scar multiple time, it might grow bigger. ...See more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure to scar
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Apply silicone gel sheeting at bedtime
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Apply silicone gel ointment in the morning
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What is involved in revising a scar?

What is involved in revising a scar?

Excision: Scar revision usually involves excising the scar and re-closing the area in layers. Deep sutures are typically used to provide dermal support which minimizes scarring. Also, depending on the location and orientation of the scar, the surgeon may decide to perform local tissue rearrangement (such as a z-plasty) to better conceal a scar. Post-operative scar management is also important. ...Read more

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Why do scars get darker?

Why do scars get darker?

Multiple factors: Scars can get darker in people following a recent surgery or injury and a/ unprotected exposure to sun. B/ hormonal imbalance in some patients due to disease or side effect of medication. C/ darker skinned people - fitzpatrick skin types 5 & 6 and sometimes 4. D/ infections/chronic irritation of site can also induce darker scars to form. ...Read more

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