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Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a Old accident clot in may hand. It happened in 2011 after wound has been healed a skin clot has been generated. Even over the time it has been reduced up to 50%. But still 50% is there. Can you please suggest some medication other than plastic surgery.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload a few images

Detailed Answer:
Helo. Thank you for writing to us
I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
I request you to kindly upload an image in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Hi, I have provided some attachments. Please review them.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Intralesional steroid injections can be tried

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you. I have viewed the Images

It is a raised hypertrophic scar. I would suggest intralesional injections of triamcinolone acetonide 40mg/ml. To be repeated every 3 weeks. These would considerably flatten the raised scar.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 9 hours later
Hi Dr. Kakkar,


Thanks for the answer.
Is there any major side effect of this injection. Also how long need to continue with a gap of 3 week. And also the symptoms that its healing.


Thanks & Regards
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
Regarding treatment for hypertrophic scar

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

There are no major side effects of this injection. It may have to be repeated every 3 weeks depending on the area that needs to be treated. A bigger area might need more injections. With treatment the scar would flatten and become more pliable. That would increase range of movement at wrist joint

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