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Scar

Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process. With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g. after accident, disease, or surgery) results in some degree of scarring. An exception to this is animals with regeneration, which do not form scars and the tissue will grow back exactly as before.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with scar, 34% report having acne or pimples, 34% report having skin lesion, and 26% report having abnormal appearing skin. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of scar are acne or pimples, skin pain, and mass on ear, although you may still have scar without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with scar often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), wound care management, excision, other therapeutic procedures, examination of breast, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), excision of skin lesion and physical therapy exercises .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with scar include triamcinolone topical product, triamcinolone, benzoyl peroxide topical, tretinoin topical, flurandrenolide topical, benzoyl peroxide-erythromycin topical, tazarotene topical, desoximetasone topical, clindamycin topical product, pimecrolimus topical, acetylcysteine, adapalene topical and ceftibuten (cedax) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for scar include race/ethnicity = other, age 30-44 years and race/ethnicity = black.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.7x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
1.4x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.5x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.8x
Other
1.7x
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