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The Wound And The Scar
Blood and bateria that the trap in the wound under the closed skin 3. Should i open the wound skin to allow the wound to heal?
If you believe: You have a hematoma and/or infection within a wound you should definitely not, repeat definitely not manipulate it, see a physician as soon as you can for advice. ...Read more
Punctures heal: A puncture wound is an incision into the skin by a sharp instrument, and the damage produced is related to the depth and width of the puncture. A shallow, clean, wound, should not get infected and heal by merely washing with soap and water and using a bandaid. A deep wound can injure deeper structures, even the bowel or thef heart. A dirty wound can cause infection. ...Read more
Yes but,: Will likely just leave more scar tissue as the minor salivary glands tend fibrose after trauma (surgery). ...Read more
Can a wound on the upper thigh heal on its own after opening up following the removal of stitches?
Once removed the thread from the sutured wounds in the face after 12 days are more likely to scar? When the thread of the wound should be taken out?
Does internal scar tissue form around internal absorbable sutures? The scar is raised on same side I felt the end of the suture poking up to my skin.
Does a scalding water burn REQUIRE any dressing or antibiotic ointment? Skin is red, but not blistered. I'm wondering if the burn messes up the barrier function of the stratum corneum and allows the flora of the skin direct access to the blood?
No blistering?: No need for dressing but silvadene(silver sulphadiazine if you are not allergic to sulphonamides ) can be applied if you feel the skin becomes infected eventually. From ur description it appears that it is a superficial burn , and though it will be painful and caused color change already, with no blister formation for now, the skin may dry up in air and shed eventually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the reason of swelling of the the wound which got during the operation of delivery after changing the band?
C Surgeon.: Swelling of an incision line after any type of surgical procedure should be evaluated by the surgeon. Although the swelling may be part of the “normal” healing process, it may also be a sign of a complication such as bleeding, fluid accumulation (seroma) or infection. Best to be seen by your surgeon for accurate diagnosis, advice and/or reassurance. Best wishes. ...Read more
Observation: Unfortunately, puncture wounds tend to close vary rapidly so soap, water and topical treatments are essentially worthless. The problem is that the puncture pushes foreign material deep into the tissues and so not much can be done unless the problem materializes additional trauma from cleansing may worsen things. Make sure tetanus is ok and then watch carefully. Get to a doc for increased pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgical glue: Surgical glue should eventually clear from the skin where it was applied. If concerned, you can ask surgeon who used it. ...Read more
Extent: Tunneling means that a small cavity is present, think that a Q tip could be pushed into the body, into a void like a cave in the tissues. Undermining is similar in that there is a void but much bigger. Undermining surrounds an opening at the skin level, there is no tissue present beneath a significant area of skin to support it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Most traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) heal spontaneously. Keep water out of the ear. If there is a hearing loss, vertigo or otorrhea (drainage), you must consult an otologist (ear doctor) for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. You should let us know the preceding event that led to the puncture and how large it is before specific treatment can be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a injury(scratches)on my mole be4 Now the skinhealed and the scar fall off But it made the skin around the wound darken How to remove the mark?
Dermatologist: go see a dermatologist. The mole should not change color. ...Read more
Will a skin flap wound on a finger pad create scar tissue? What is the likelihood that the scar won't be apparent once all is healed?
Uncomplicated: superficial tears or lacerations or abrasion do no usually leave scars ...Read more
Sutures: Usually in for 10-14 days.... Weeks to get range of motion and swelling gone. ...Read more
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
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
I had a shave biopsy yesterday on my leg and noticed that there is a large flat black spot in the wound. Mole? Scab? Scarred tissue?
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does picking a scab cause a scar? How do I keep a wound from scarring? And how do I fade an existing scar?
After dermabond is peel off from wound will there b scar of wound or after how many days skin become normal?
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
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
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
I experience extreme joint flexibility, chronic joint pain and stiffness, poor wound healing, and my scars tend to "split" and grow wider. Why?
Ehrlers-Danlos Synd: See genetics Specialist for counsellingGet a more detailed answer ›
I have ingrown hairs all over my legs whether i shave or wax. It's very itchy and only leaves wounds and scars. Is there any way to treat my legs?
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
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
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
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.
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.
That is: certainly possible. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›