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What Does It Mean When Scars
More Blood Vessels: Scars are red because of the blood vessels under them. The greater the vascularity or the thinner the scar, the redder it will appear. Temporary redness can be caused by exercise or warmer temperatures. Lasers can be used to help reduce the blood vessels, and thus the redness. ...Read more
Sores on scars: There are a variety of possible causes but it may be delayed healing, poor healing, or an infection. You should be seen by your physician/surgeon for a scar/wound assessment to determine the best treatment depending on the problem/cause. Could potentially be as simple as changing wound care, laser treatment, or antibiotics depending on the problem. ...Read more
Scars: Scars can be life-long. There is a large individual variation in the duration and amount of healing that will occur. Once the initial wound has healed, it is important to keep scarred areas protected from the sun, as they are more vulnerable to UV damage. ...Read more
No: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u had cesarean a month ago can u be able to wet ur scar the fatter u r does that mean ur scar will take longer to heal?
Ok if healed: If the scar is healed then getting wet is fine. If there is discharge, leaking or the wound is open, then dressing changes are used until healed. The more fat, the longer it can take to heal. Rarely, it needs to be closed at a second operation. The best thing to do is to check with your doctor. ...Read more
My wife just had the staples removed following her c-secrion. The skin separated a bit. Will that mean she will have more of a scar?
Possibly: If it's a slight separation, usually steri-strips will help the incision heal well. However, if the wound opens, this may have to heal "secondarily" meaning it will have to heal slowly from the bottom up (with or without packing gauze) and this may leave a thicker scar. Either way, call your doc's office for instruction and to prevent infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
My baby just had BCG shot last week.but it did not swell or scarred.what does it mean?does she need another shot?i am really worried though..
A misunderstanding: The BCG shot is a vaccine (shot that protects a person) against tuberculosis, and the area of the shot is not supposed to swell or turn red. In fact, nothing at all should happen after the shot which is normal. You may be thinking of a PPD (skin test for tuberculosis) which turns red if the person being tested has been exposed to tuberculosis in the past. ...Read more
A Finding on exam: This means that scars on the ovaries were found during a laparoscopic, surgical, ultrasonic or other diagnostic evaluation. They need to be taken in context of additional findings and complaints. For example it may be one cause of infertility or abdominal pain. The causes are multiple. Treatment will vary depending on the cause and goals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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