Conditions with symptom: 'scarring'
Shingles is a skin rash that is caused by the chickenpox virus, and is part of the herpes family of viruses. Read more →
Atrophoderma is a rare disease that causes large skin lesions to appear on the body. Read more →
Keloid scars are those that grow larger and lumpier than the initial wound they were healing. Read more →
A chronic and stubborn disease centred on inflammation of the large specialised sweat glands (apocrine glands) that are found mainly in the armpits and groins. These areas show a distinctive mixture of boil-like lumps, areas leaking pus, and scarring. Read more →
People have been piercing their bodies for thousands of years, but whilst modern day teenagers are more likely to be doing it to make a fashion statement than to intimidate their enemies, the potential health problems are much the same. Read more →
Im 18 and from the age of 11 i had really bad spots, they have settled down a bit now, but i am left with scarring all over my forehead and chin. How do i get rid of this scarring on my face?
I've been suffering from boils in my privet area it is very pain full and I have got terrible scarring from them how can I get rid of both the boil and the huge scarring
last October I had Deep FX and Active FX laser treatment on acne scars. I had a one off treatment at the cost of £1,500 and was told the laser treatment would clear up 95% of my acne scarring, which is not to severe. The scars were on both sides of my temples and a small area of scarring on my cheeks. Now 5 months later there is no improvement whatsoever on the scarring? Should the laser treatment be given a course, rather than a one off treatment? With thanks, for any help regarding this matter.
Hi, I used to get acne quite bad on my back but not so much anymore. The problem I now have it that I have a lot of scarring left behind due to the acne. Is there anything I can do to get rid of this scarring as it doesn't look nice and can be quite embarrassing when exposed.
I have a strange bumpy rash on both sides of my face which seems to be spreading to my cheeks. It seems to flare up the most whilst taking off my make up (using either face wipes or face wash) I have been using T-spot rapid spot remover on the effected area, it seems to flare up at first when applying but them reduces it and I have noticed a little difference, however it hasn't disappeared and I believe over the years this rash has left a bit of scarring. Could this be adult acne? How can I get rid of this and reduce scarring. I want to reduce scarring but worry if I use product that does reduce scarring, this will just make the spots/rash flare up even more? I do not feel confident enough to stop wearing foundation but do try to reduce how much I wear. I'm also trying my best to get a better taking off my make up in the evenings routine. Can anyone else advise what this could be or what I can do to get rid of this horrid rash?!
I am a 30 year old female and have been getting boils on my right groin ever since I was 13 years old. Antibiotics ahve never really done much to help this but I have been left with a lot of scarring which is very painful and slightly raised skin. Does anybody know if you can have anything done to help the painful scarring? I'm sure I saw an episode once where somebody had scar tissue removed. Thanks
Having seen an episode where a patient underwent laser skin resurfacing for acne scarring, I did some re-search on the internet and found many opinions from people complaining of worsening of their scarring following this procedure. Other than laser resurfacing, are there any other methods of scar reduction?
try bio-oil is really good it works as well no so may people who have avve used it for many differnt types of scars and all said how good and what a differnce it has made you can buy it on most shops
After epilating my legs, I started to get ingrowing hairs on the inner calves which then got infected and my GP diagnosed folluculitus. The prescribed cream cleared the infection, however I still have the ingrowing hairs and most embarrassingly a lot a scarring. I have been using Bio-Oil twice a day to try and heal the scarring but it's still very noticeable. Is there a more effective way to reduce the appearance of the scars?
Tubular breasts and keloid scarring... Any suggestions? I enquired about having breast augmentation a few years ago but as I suffer with hypertrophic scarring I was told that no surgeon would consider performing the procedure. I'm sure I heard that such things can be done laproscopically though now. I would just love to be proud of them, for the first time in my life, not have to scoop them into a bra every morning... I might want to wear a strapless dress, or go without a bra from time to time!! It would be nice.
hi, I've got acne and i dont know how to get rid off it and some acne it left me with some acne scarring. i have tried all sorts of cleansers but i still get acne. also I've been self conscious about my skin cause of my acne on my face. how can i get rid of my scarring and acne?
I have adult acne, particularity heated and inflamed with my cycle and my cycle make me feel mad and unsure,I feel with my monthly cycle, my skin is very bad,, ,I am 38. have a tremendous breakdown of a sadness of mindful of sadness cycle, I have minimized wheat, sugar and dairy, My skin is dry and sore and red, my forehead and nose and my scalp is dry and hard,,,, I Fast for 24 hours once a month, I am A vegetarian and have very inflamed skin on my face, help me please I have my sister wedding in the Vatican City in July and my skin and my body shape is my problem to make me feel better.. I do not want drugs I want help naturally ...... Can you kelp....?.. I'm a therapist myself
It could be but it mite be a bad rash the best treatment I can give u is get in a warm bath with antiseptic in it then when your done soaking for ten mins put sudocrem on or savalon it will help keep the infected area down keep doing the for a day r two and it will be sorted
A patient comes to see Dr Harper about treatment for the scarring caused by her teenage acne. Read more →
A patient receives treatment for the disfiguring condition Acne Keloidalis. Read more →
An in detail look at the operation to to augment a woman's breasts. Read more →
Dr Christian answers your most frequently asked questions about acne. Read more →
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This week's episode includes a woman leaving pieces of skin everywhere, and cases featuring lumpy eyes, boils on the groin and some truly terrifying teeth. Read more →
This week's episode includes a woman with a hair-raising illness, some unwanted leakage, an itchy scalp and a wake up call for Dr Christian… Read more →
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