How To Deal With A Scratch On The Lower Abdomen?
Good evening doctor … I want to ask Initially, my small wound was scratched by a sharp object in the lower part of my abdomen. Initially the wound was normal and dried up, but eventually it was enlarged like a bump but was red. Feels itchy. I am afraid of getting bigger. How to overcome or remove the wound .. Ask for advice Thank you ..
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We understand the concerns that you feel. Scars that widen, form bumps and red should be watched out for are skin disorders called keloids. Keloid is a scar tissue that grows on scars on the skin. Keloids will expand beyond the extent of the wound on the skin. Burns, scratches, scrapes, smallpox, stab wounds, etc., can trigger these conditions.
However, to determine whether the condition you are experiencing is a keloid, ideally an examination should be done directly by a doctor. Possible skin disorders that have similar symptoms, namely hypertrophic scars. Hypertrophic scars can also cause scarring that is limited to the area of the wound and does not widen beyond the area of the wound that occurred.
Related to the treatment of therapy, certainly needed an examination to determine the type of skin disorders. If the condition of the bumps on the scars tend to be small, they usually disappear on their own. However, therapy with injectable corticosteroids, laser therapy, cryotherapy, silicone gel, topical creams, or operatives can be a therapeutic option to eliminate the condition.
Consult with your nearest doctor or dermatologist to get more complete information and evaluation related to your complaint.
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