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I had emergency ceacrean 40 days ago due to scar opening still have a lot of pain and infection how can heal my wound and prevent scar opening? Help me

I had emergency ceacrean 40 days ago due to scar opening still have a lot of pain and infection how can heal my wound and prevent scar opening? Help me

C-section wound: Your ob/gyn is obviously already treating you as you are on antibiotic medications. You also need topical wound care on a regular basis. Sometimes patients require surgery to help debride the wound. You may be referred to a plastic surgeon either now or later on for lower abdominal contouring. ...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


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I got a skin infection 3 weeks ago between eyebrows. The scab is coming off, and skin is missing and it is a deep wound. Will it scar? What can I use?

I got a skin infection 3 weeks ago between eyebrows. The scab is coming off, and skin is missing and it is a deep wound. Will it scar? What can I use?

Scar: Yes, you will scar. You need to keep the area from drying out and do not remove the scab until it is ready to fall off. There are silicone tapes and creams such as Mederma OTC gel. You may need to have resurfacing or additional treatment in the future to reduce the appearance of the mature scar. You are also advised to avoid direct sun exposure to minimize Inflammatory hyper pigmentation of scar. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when will my wound turn into a scar after circumcision?

Can you tell me when will my wound turn into a scar after circumcision?

"Scar"?: Absorbable sutures used in a circumcisn will typically resolve in 1-1/2 - 3 weeks. Your skin should heal (usually without a significant scar) with the basement membrane approximating after 2-1/2 weeks. You should be able to swim/tub bath by 3-4 weeks, but you should refrain from intercourse for at least 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Help please! I don't know when will my wound turn into a scar after circumcision?

Help please! I don't know when will my wound turn into a scar after circumcision?

Unpredictable...: Any cut to tissue will heal with a visible "scar'; likewise, does cut for incision. But its visibility is unpredictable, depending upon personal body nature and possible wound infection, most and most of times, the healing of circumcision is uneventful and well in 1-2 weeks. But still remember: incision-related scar takes up to 1 year or longer to mature. Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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After dermabond is peel off from wound will there b scar of wound or after how many days skin become normal?

After dermabond is peel off from wound will there b scar of wound or after how many days skin become normal?

Scar lingers: Derma bond doesn't remove scar completely. There will still be a scar line. Derma bond reduces the thickness and color of scar. It keeps skin as close to normal color as possible and reduces the appearance of scar line ...Read more

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Do bruises or undeep wounds tend to become scars?

Do bruises or undeep wounds tend to become scars?

Bruises no skin yes: Cuts usually leave some scarring, very superficial abrasions usually not, bruises also usually not. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Doesn't hurt.: There are many ways and medications used to prevent and treat scarring. None are 100 percent tried and true. Keep the wound moist initially. Don' let the scar get sun, use good sunscreen You may massage the wound gently after initial healing with a good moisturizer, this is where the aloe comes in. If there is keloiding, excessive scarring, see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a big mole removed from my shoulder recently, but im lifting weight which cause the skin to move, can it cause the wound to scar? Or its ok?

I had a big mole removed from my shoulder recently, but im lifting weight which cause the skin to move, can it cause the wound to scar? Or its ok?

Go easy for now: You might want to work some other body parts for the next two weeks, and leave the sutures in a bit longer, if you don't want the scar bigger than it needs to be. I'm really glad you're lifting -- it's a wonderful gift to yourself that no amount of money can match. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had Carpal tunnel surgery a year ago and got Mersa in surgical site then had surgery to cleanse the wound. My scar has recently become very swollen?

I had Carpal tunnel surgery a year ago and got Mersa in surgical site then had surgery to cleanse the wound. My scar has recently become very swollen?

Further eval needed!: If surgery done one year ago? Why swelling now? . did you re injured it? Is it hypertrophied from keloid? . Keloid is a thick, elevated scarring from the healing of the incision. Some skin types heal that way- it is difficult to answer if not seen in person. If painful or fever, should be seen by internal medicine, dermatology or Ortho. ...Read more

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Any tips to remove dark wound scars.?

Any tips to remove dark wound scars.?

Natural Process: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove wound scars?

What is the best way to remove wound scars?

Removal lvs scars: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. Scars forms as a result and have many different appearances and colors. Dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. Surgery can remove them if needed. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of wound scars?

Not really: Scars show healing, but healed skin is only 80% as strong as new, original skin. The pigment or color of scars can fade with time, but the scar, or mark always remains. Surgical scars r a good example of this. To my knowledge, any product advertised to reduce appearance of scars only affects the color (if at all) & not the mark. Save ur money by avoiding these gimmicks & just wait 4 d scar to heal ...Read more

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Do superficial and very small wounds scar? When I say superficial I mean skin came off you see blood but no dripping and very small.

Do superficial and very small wounds scar? When I say superficial I mean skin came off you see blood but no dripping and very small.

Not likely: Scar formation from cuts and wounds of skin depends upon the depth of injury, specifically the damage to the deeper dermal layer of skin, as opposed to the superficial epidermis. ...Read more

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Igot an accident and got12 stiches. 5 days later they were taken off and now I'm wondering when can I uncover the wound and start using a scar lotion.

Igot an accident and got12 stiches. 5 days later they were taken off and now I'm wondering when can I uncover the wound and start using a scar lotion.

Now: Once the sutures are out, the skin is sealed. Safe to use creams/ointments. None have ever been proven to make much if a difference though. ...Read more

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How long can a wound scar take to heal how many months and what's best treatment for healing scars?

Patience: 6 weeks to eight weeks to fully heal. Keep moist to prevent permanent scarring. Open to air when possible. If it dries out, the dry dead skin should be removed. ...Read more

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Expedite skin healing besides diet/exercise, esp face? What used to take me weeks now takes me months when it comes to wounds, scars, or pigmentation.

Expedite skin healing besides diet/exercise, esp face? What used to take me weeks now takes me months when it comes to wounds, scars, or pigmentation.

Eating well is: Important for wound healing and at your age, you should be healing quite quickly. But remember any sun exposure will delay wound healing. Also nutrition is key. Often if we eat normally, food is processed so many natural vitamins and minerals necessary for wound healing are missing or low. So try eating organic, lots of protein and vegetables. STay with whole foods (apples, not applejacks), ...Read more

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How do I heal wounds from acne to prevent scars?

How do I heal wounds from acne to prevent scars?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html
other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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What doctor do I have to see if I want to find out if a wound/scar healed properly?

What doctor do I have to see if I want to find out if a wound/scar healed properly?

Three choices: 1) Primary Care doctor opinion
2) Dermatologist opinion
3) Plastic Surgeon opinion - if you are concerned by the scar appearance, this specialist would be able to help you the most with do a scar revision. ...Read more

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I want to remove wound scar from my arm please recomend me treatment?

I want to remove wound scar from my arm please recomend me treatment?

Plastic surgeon: Scars hard, they can inject steroid but best is cut it out and plastic surgeon knows how best. ...Read more

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Deep cut, joint of my finger, it was glued 10 days ago, bandage off, wound had been reopened, now scarring across the gap, too late for stitches? Scar

Deep cut, joint of my finger, it was glued 10 days ago, bandage off, wound had been reopened, now scarring across the gap, too late for stitches? Scar

Probably too late: It is probably too late for stitches at this time and probably better to allow it to heal and perform light massage to promote maturation of the scar tissue. I assume from the initial repair that no deep tissues were injured. ...Read more

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Is it ok 2 do breast plastic surgery if I'm a smoker? H.long should wait after z surgery 2 swim in pool/sea? H.long ds it take 4 wound&scar 2 disappear?

Tobacco raises risks: Tobacco use via smoking definitely increases your risks of wound healing problems. However this depends on the extent and nature of the surgery. Typically most can return to swimming around 3-6 weeks but it depends on the scar and healing. SCARS NEVER DISAPPEAR but they will I prove over 2 years. Why don't you ask your surgeon these questions? ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). There was a blister there and the skin was peeled off. What could I do to reduce the wound scarring?

I have a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). There was a blister there and the skin was peeled off. What could I do to reduce the wound scarring?

Not much needed: A 2nd degree burn will usually heal without much scarring as long as you protect it from the sun until it is completely healed. ...Read more

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Had a 3 CM deep wound about 3 months ago and scar seems a little bit redish but there is no pain at all, is that normal?

Had a 3 CM deep wound about 3 months ago and scar seems a little bit redish but there is no pain at all, is that normal?

Normal healing: Your scar appears to be going through a normal phase of healing. The redness and firmness in a scar takes 9 months on average to settle. Use a scar care cream and sunblock. See a plastic surgeon if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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How to prevent a skin wound from turning into a big scar?

How to prevent a skin wound from turning into a big scar?

Cleaning & repair: Some scarring is inevitable, but proper cleaning & repair will prevent unnecessary scarring. The primary causes of bad scarring are infection and improper repair. Your doctor will thoroughly clean the wound and if necessary, give you an antibiotic if there is a significant risk of infection. If sutures are needed, they need to be placed correctly and left in for a sufficient period of time. ...Read more

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I have a 5 inch slice wound on my chest and the scar still hurts with certain movements is this a worry?

Scar Tissue: Keloids are raised and look shiny and dome-shaped, ranging in color from pink to red. Some keloids become quite large and unsightly. Aside from causing potential cosmetic problems, these exuberant scars tend to be itchy, tender, or even painful to the touch.
You can go to the doctor and get a cortisone shot in the scar which will soften the tissue. ...Read more

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I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest, my wound had blisters, it left a scar. I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red. Help.

I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest, my wound had blisters, it left a scar. I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red. Help.

So you got scammed: Learn from it and throw away this useless product. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can use hydrocortisone. How long since the burn? What kind of scar? How large? You will not find effective scar treatments on your own. ...Read more

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Wound below eye, how to avoid scarring? Using antibiotic ointment before sleep and washing face in morning. Worried about ointment getting in eye.

Wound below eye, how to avoid scarring? Using antibiotic ointment before sleep and washing face in morning. Worried about ointment getting in eye.

Avoid eye: Agree avoiding the eye is important. Neosporin/Neoderma would be suggested. Perhaps having a doctor look at your face and eye would be helpful? ...Read more

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Can you re-tear scar tissue?

Can you re-tear scar tissue?

Yes: Scars are only 80 percent as strong as natural tissue. ...Read more

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After the stiches removed from the face wound when can you put some make up on the scar?

Scar and makeup: After an injury that required sutures, the wound is stable enough for makeup after about 15 days. At that point, there is adequate tension across the scar to tolerate gentle manipulation (i.e. application of makeup). Furthermore, you can hide the scar with a makeup called DermaBlend which you can use until the scar has faded a bit ...Read more

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If I use two diffrent neosporin ointments will that affect a scar or wound that I apply it to?

If I use two diffrent neosporin ointments will that affect a scar or wound that I apply it to?

Be careful!: I am not a fan as it is well-known that 20% of patients who use neosporin regularly will become allergic to it! Applying any of these products to a scar is useless and there are safer products to use on wounds (polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or bacitracin, for example). I really can't think of any reason one would want to apply 2 of these products at once, unless you want an itchy red rash! ...Read more

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wound on my lower back seems to have healed fine, only thing is the scar seems to have an SLIGHTY reddish color. Been there for 5yrs. Is this normal?

Yes: Some scars keep a few extra blood vessels after they form from the red granulation tissue -- you've probably seen this under scabs removed too soon. It's fine and I wouldn't try to do anything about it. Be glad for good healing. ...Read more

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I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: Cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratching makes it worse. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more