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Is it possible to remove insect bite scars from skin? E.G, bedbug bites. A topical solution is preferred

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Insect bites

It is likely that you do not actually have scars from the insect bites, but merely areas of discoloration and inflammation.
An injury to the skin must be quite severe to produce a permanent scar. All inflammations, from bites, pimples, scratches or light burns, leave redness and then later, discoloration.You should avoid the sun on these areas and use Hydrocortisone cream 1%, wait a few monthts.

In brief: Insect bites

It is likely that you do not actually have scars from the insect bites, but merely areas of discoloration and inflammation.
An injury to the skin must be quite severe to produce a permanent scar. All inflammations, from bites, pimples, scratches or light burns, leave redness and then later, discoloration.You should avoid the sun on these areas and use Hydrocortisone cream 1%, wait a few monthts.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Scars=permanent

Most bug bites don't cause scar, but those that result in scars often because of secondary persistent scratching/traumatizing the areas due to itching etc.
. Unfortunately once the scar (medically known as dermatofibroma) is formed, it is permanent. There are treatments to reduce/minimize the scars, but no known cure. Prevention is key! consult your doc if it is bothersome.. Good luck.

In brief: Scars=permanent

Most bug bites don't cause scar, but those that result in scars often because of secondary persistent scratching/traumatizing the areas due to itching etc.
. Unfortunately once the scar (medically known as dermatofibroma) is formed, it is permanent. There are treatments to reduce/minimize the scars, but no known cure. Prevention is key! consult your doc if it is bothersome.. Good luck.
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