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Old 05-16-2002, 12:06 AM   #1
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curling iron burn = scar?

A few days ago I burned my stomach (Don't ask..) with a curling iron. The iron was on my skin for mere seconds and then I pulled it away. Now I have about an inch-long red mark on my stomach, and I want to know if I will have a scar from this and how I can treat it.

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Old 05-16-2002, 04:10 AM   #2
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Re: curling iron burn = scar?

hi, i got a habit of burning my self with iron <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/bang.gif"> lol they do fade but u want to put antiseptic cream on till it heals so you dont get an infection take care <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wave.gif">

 
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Old 05-16-2002, 04:11 AM   #3
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Re: curling iron burn = scar?

If the curling iron was only there for a couple seconds I wouldn't think there would be a scar. I remember that my mom actually burned her forehead with her curling iron one time and she never developed a scar.

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Old 05-16-2002, 08:53 AM   #4
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Re: curling iron burn = scar?

it won't leave a scar if you treat it right. i work in a salon, and have burned myself many of times. i usually just put some peroxide on it, to clean it, then put some burn cream on it, or neosporin. when i got one on my face before, i got my dog to lick it a few times a day, and it was cured in 2 days. sounds strange, but it is something in their spit. thats why there wounds clear up so fast. good luck!

 
Old 05-16-2002, 10:51 AM   #5
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Re: curling iron burn = scar?

In addition to using an antibacterial ointment for burns, try some Vitamin E oil. VitE is often used to help prevent scarring.

 
Old 05-17-2002, 02:42 PM   #6
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Re: curling iron burn = scar?

What about some polysporin ointment while healing and I agree on using vitamin E oil on it for some time to help reduce scaring!

 
Old 05-30-2002, 09:36 AM   #7
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Re: curling iron burn = scar?

Try using menderma its for burns and scars ect. It works but it takes time. You can pick it at wal mart or most stores that have a pharmacy.

 
Old 05-30-2002, 02:53 PM   #8
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Re: curling iron burn = scar?

something that is great for burns is Vitamin A and D ointment. It softens the scar, then it eventually comes off without leaving any scars or marks.

 
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