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Medicines for burn scar removal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello doctor
User :   Doctor I am looking for some assistance
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   How can I assist you?
User :   I had burns on my chest a month ago. Now the wound is completely healed but has left scars behind.
Doctor :   ok
User :   these look very ugly an is visible
User :   can you tell me any medicine to get rid of those scars
Doctor :   Ok the treatment for the scar depends on the depth of the wound and healing that has taken place yet
Doctor :   Usually it takes 4 weeks to hearl
Doctor :   heal
Doctor :   The doctor shall do a scar assessment first
User :   no but I know that the wound healed completely as it dosent pain anymore.
Doctor :   Ok is the scar raised over the skin
Doctor :   normal surface of your skin
Doctor :   I mean
Doctor :   What is the size of the scar
User :   actually I had burns while cooking. so the hot oil spilled over my chest, and so these are small droplet scars, and they are 10-12 spots.
Doctor :   Is it itchy?
Doctor :   Ok is the scar raised over the skin
normal surface of your skin
User :   only one scar which took almost a weeks time is ! inch in diameter, and no itching is there. Yes it is above my visible neck area.
Doctor :   Is it supple or firm?
User :   its firm, like normal skin....only the scar looks ugly.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   do you have any Dermatologist available in your panel, who can suggest me with some anti scar ointments..??
Doctor :   Unfortunately no topical ointments shall work for the scars
Doctor :   The scar should either heal by itself and if it is more than the required amount it is called Hypertrophic scar
Doctor :   which should be excised
Doctor :   So the creams will not help you
Doctor :   Hence you got to seek the help of the plastic surgeon or the Dermatologist who can do a scar assessment
Doctor :   Depending on the assessment he may tell whether it is healing rightly or you may need excision
User :   thankyou, for your help.
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