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What causes "stretch marks" in skin?

What causes these stretch marks? Stretch marks (striae) are caused by intradermal tears, that means tears that occur within the skin layers. These tears are caused when two things happen at the same ...
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Is ASEA supplement useful against scars or it is a fake product?

I was quite skeptical to read the word describing the product in the questions title. But there is really no weaker word allowed to describe this extraordinary scam. Their website is full of it but ...
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During Caesarean section: What is the name of the instrument in which the scar is burned to close it?

From the description, the instrument you are looking for should be a bipolar coagulation forceps. ref: medicalexpo It is used to stop bleeding by coagulation of smaller vessels, bigger one will ...
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Effect of Blood donation needles on skin

Larger needles aren't used to draw blood faster in general. They are used to avoid hemolysis. 16-18 gauge needles: A large needle (16 to 17 gauge) is used to minimize shearing forces that may ...
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Is combining silicone plasters and silicone gels for scars effective?

There are many factors that can determine how well an individual will heal and scar. While many treatments have been suggested for the treatment of scars, only a few of them have been supported by ...
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What vitamins or dietary supplements for internal taking are useful for injured skin?

The process of wound healing is extremely complex and combines several processes that occur after the injury. According to 'Bioengineering In Wound Healing: A Systems Approach,' These processes ...
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Does aloe vera fade acne scars?

Yes. It is used as a gel. WebMd.com Aloe seems to be able to speed wound healing by improving blood circulation through the area and preventing cell death around a wound. It also appears ...
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Branch of medicine that falls under scar removal

WebMD lists the following three types of scars: Keloid Scars: These scars are the result of an overly aggressive healing process. They extend beyond the original injury. Over time, a keloid ...
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Does vitamin E in liquid oil form help to fade scars?

Apparently not. An Austalian ABC article says It is true that collagen, a fibrous protein in the skin, is involved in scar formation and that vitamin E, when present in the body, influences the ...
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What is the term for external tissue insufficiency due to surgery?

To be clear with Surgery Nomenclature, it does not matter how the injury was inflicted. The term you are seeking is: "Depressed Cutaneous Scar". More information here(Pay-wall), and here. (...
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How frequently does the use of topical fluorouracil cream result in permanent scarring and/or skin discoloration?

The 2009 systematic review {1} summarized the likelihood of scarring and/or skin discoloration (e.g., hyper- or hypopigmentation) after the use of topical fluorouracil cream to treat a basal cell ...
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What is the name of this medical item?

It appears that you are describing gel tube toe/finger bandage which can be cut to size. Medipaq and Dykook are 2 brands I know of.
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What causes some lacerations to form hypertrophic scars?

It will most likely depend on the location of the injury if there's tension (joint areas) and not the depth, size or type of injury. "There is evidence suggesting that increased mechanical tension ...
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Can semi-occlusive dressings be used to remove scars?

That sounds a bit too broadly defined a question to answer with a general yes or no. Once a scar is formed it is difficult to remove, if not impossible. Cutting out scar tissue produces another scar. ...
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What would happen if you administered endothelin during a myocardial infarction?

It seems to be still under debate. Contradictory evidence has been found. The relative importance of Endothelin Type A and Endothelin Type B receptors during myocardial ischaemia are still debated. ...
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Questions about the use of Vitamin-E to prevent scar formation after blood donation

WebMD seems to suggest no: "Atopic eczema (disorder causing skin itching) Vitamin E has been applied to the skin to prevent scars. However, because of a risk of allergic skin reaction, some ...
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