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tsering
05-30-2008, 11:08 PM
I am 20 yrs old girl and i have burnt my right hand.One of the big blister burst and now that part of my finger is tougher than other.It seems that part is little raised.It has been 3 weeks and i have been using CSS cream.But few days back i had small blister like in that area and i stopped applying cream.What can i do? I am scared about getting a scar.How can i remove it permanently? Thanks for suggestion.

Dr.Deepak
06-02-2008, 10:56 AM
From what you have describe,it seems like that you are getting a hypertropic scar.Normally when a would heals,it is initially reddish and then midly hyper pigmented.But sometimes if the would is not properly managed (that is if it is infected) or there is genetic predisposition,the healing process is followed by raised scars.There are two types of raised scars-one that can regress and is known as hypertropic scar and the one which progresses called keloid.

You should wait for some more time,one or two-weeks for the healing process to complete.Stop CSS cream as it may have given you allergic contact dermatitis.Keep the wound clean and protect from sun exposure.

Hypertropic scars are treated with topical steroids,intralesional radio therapy and laser therapy and radio therapy.For any of these treatments,a dermatologist consultation is necesary.

alice
06-29-2008, 11:09 AM
I agree with 010081, you are probably developing a hypertrophic scar that results from tissue overgrowth in the affected area. But don't worry, its natural to have it. You can get it removed with some cosmetic surgery as that will be the permanent cure for it.

chicque
07-01-2008, 05:53 PM
there are scar creams out there that lessen the appearance of scars as they help your skin heal. i think there's one called mederma (sp?) that you can find in your drugstore...but i think they're for children though..