Lumps Such As Meat That Grows On The Skin After Contact With Hot Plastic?
Hello my doctor, praise Rahayu, the mother of Ryu, my 7-year-old son, I want to ask the doctor. In my child’s feet there were small bumps such as large moles because they were exposed to hot plastic splashes stuck to his skin … how to eliminate them should surgery little or how. will it disappear by itself or not doctor .. please explain … thank you
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Lumps such as meat that grows on the skin that has been injured may be hypertrophic scar tissue or can be keloid. The scar is called hypertrophic if the lump is only protruding but does not exceed the wound limit, and is called a keloid if the lump protrudes and widens beyond the wound limit. These scars will not disappear on their own, but in children the scars may become increasingly disguised as the child grows. The scar is harmless and does not have the potential to become a malignancy.
You can try to use silicone gel (can be in the form of sheets, can also be smeared) on the scar to help shrink the scar. If a new scar is formed, then the use of silicone gel will be more effective than if the scar has been formed a long time. You must read and follow the instructions for use on the packaging to get rid of scars more effectively. The scars will not disappear quickly, but it takes about 2-6 months before the results will be seen.
Another way you can go is to take your child to a dermatologist. Dermatologists can inject intralesional steroids, cryotherapy, laser therapy, or can be surgically removed.
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