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Is there anyway to remove a hypertrophic scar and a keloid?

I had Surgery on July 10, 2007 and it left a uplifted scar that the doctor called hypertrophic and another part of the scar is keliod. It irritates me and tends to burn. I would like to know if anybody has a scar like this and has tried removing it. My scar is also, uplifted and red. Please help.

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Is it possible to surgically remove a small hypertrophic scar?

I had a mole removed and it did not heal well - it formed a red ugly hypertrophic scar (about 1 cm across). My doctor recommended topical anti-scar ointements, but they did not help. Neither did Neosporin Scar Solution patches. Would surgery remove it? Would it heal by scaring again?

More surgery is going to cause more scar tissue. There are ways to get scar tissue released that doesn't require surgery--you would have to talk to a holistic chiropractor who uses Dr. Brimhall's chriopractic practices.  (+ info)

What's the difference between nausea due to pregnancy and due to gastritis?

What's the difference between nausea due to pregnancy and due to gastritis?
is there any difference? i've been feeling this nausea almost whole day and when i pressed my gastric, I didn't feel pain like what I used to feel when I had gastritis.

what i meant was i haven't taken any pregnancy test yet and 3 days late...so i'd like to know if this is gastritis or due to pregnancy?

and please don't say.. go to doctor or do a pregnancy test

I got gastritis now yes its serious symptoms but this is how you tell the difference eat somthing greasy and spicy go lay down if ur in pain within min you got gastritis if you get sick after eating or thinking about food or if your heart burn is constant yes you got gas. ok being pregnant if your stomach feel fluttery and you just dont feel yourself and a little quezzy then i would ck to see if its pregnacy but you cant tell if your pregnant untill your a month which i guess you would be consdering your 3 days late you always get a cramping feeling before your period comes on so if your not feeling that i would be a little worried also if your period does not come in 4 more days your pregnant! unless you got irregular periods well quick stressing cuz that can change your periods too and if you didnt know your period changes around ery 6 months so u could be going through changes your period will not always be on the same day.  (+ info)

What are some home remedies for gastritis?

Can coconut water help with gastritis?
Please inform me with all possible home remedies for gastritis.

Coconut water is an excellent remedy for gastritis. It gives the stomach the necessary rest and provides vitamins and minerals. The stomach is greatly helped in returning to a normal condition if nothing but coconut water is given during the first twenty-four hours.

Aloe Vera has been shown to be effective with digestive problems. Aloe Vera contains gibberlin and polysaccharides, which effectively decrease inflammation and promote healing. Aloe Vera is an effective pain reliever because it contains salicylic acid, the same pain killing agent found in aspirin. It also contains magnesium which helps prevent the damaging side effects of aspirin-type medications.
Get a good quality Aloe Vera juice either online or at a health food store.

Gastritis in many patients may also be helped by several amino acids given as supplements. The results of a scientific study, where dosages of cysteine at 200 mg’s was administered, 4 times a day to fifty-six people, who had bleeding gastritis brought on by the use of some NSAIDs- non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, like aspirin, looks promising as a potential treatment option. The recovery from and healing of the damage brought by gastritis may be possible through cysteine which is an essential amino acid that is rich in sulfur. Preliminary results from another study showed that 1 to 4 grams a derivative of N-acetyl cysteine if administered to individuals with the atrophic form of gastritis for a period of 4 weeks seemed to increase the rate of healing and recovery. The gastric cellular structure and the cells themselves depend partly on glutamine as a major source of energy; its other property may be an ability to increase the flow of blood to the area. The results of supplementing the diet of burn victims with the amino acid glutamine, showed that the development of stress ulcers was reduced, even after repeated operations and so this amino acid hold some promise as a possible treatment option. To what extent glutamine supplementation in cases of gastritis acts in preventing or in aiding the existing conditions of the disease remains unclear and is a largely speculative option. The protection of the stomach and an increased blood flow in the stomach has been suggested in evidence from preliminary research done on the possible utilization of the amino acid L-arginine as a treatment option; however the effects arginine has on people with gastritis remains to be investigated.  (+ info)

What foods are good to eat when you have gastritis?

I have chronic gastritis where I will suddenly get it and cant eat for days or get nauseous for days. Iam currently taking nexium but Im still feeling pain. What can I eat that wont hurt my stomach? Thanks!

Coconut water is an excellent remedy for gastritis. It gives the stomach the necessary rest and provides vitamins and minerals. The stomach is greatly helped if nothing but coconut water is given during the first twenty-four hours.

Rice gruel is another excellent remedy for acute cases. One cup of rice gruel is recommended twice daily. In chronic cases where the flow of gastric juice is meagre, such foods as require prolonged vigorous mastication are beneficial as they induce a greater flow of gastric juice.

Potato juice has been found valuable in relieving gastritis. The recommended dose is half a cup of the juice, two or three times daily, half an hour before meals.

The herb marigold is also considered beneficial in the treatment of gastritis. An infusion of the herb in doses of a tablespoon may be taken twice daily.

Gastritis Diet
Home Remedies suggested by users

The patient should undertake a fast for two of three days or more, depending on the severity of the condition. He should be given only warm water to drink during this period. This will give rest to the stomach and allow the toxic condition causing the inflammation to subside.

After the acute symptoms subside, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for the next three days and take juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, peaches, and melons.

Avoid alcohol, tobacco, spices, meat, sweet, strong tea/coffee
The patient should avoid the use of alcohol, tobacco, spices and condiments, meat, red pepper, sour foods, pickles, strong tea and coffee. He should also avoid sweet, pastries, rich cakes, and, aerated waters.

Yogurt and cottage cheese should be used freely. Too many different foods should not be mixed at the same meal. Meals should be taken at least two hours before going to bed at night. Eight to ten glasses of water should be taken daily but water should not be taken with meals as it dilutes the digestive juices and delays digestion. Above all, haste should be avoided while eating and meals should be served in a relaxed atmosphere.

He may, thereafter, gradually embark upon a balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits.

Application of heat with a hot compress or hot water bottle, twice a daily, either on an empty stomach or two hours after meals, will help.

Avoid hard physical, mental work, worries.Do not undertake any hard physical and mental work.Avoid worries.

Breathing exercises are essential along with walking, swimming, and golf.

Eat at regular times each day. Do not divide your food into six small meals unless you have trouble getting enough to eat. Eating too often can increase the acid in your stomach.

Keep your intake of milk and dairy products to 3 servings per day or less. Choose lowfat or fat-free dairy foods whenever possible. This will also help control stomach acid production.

Alcohol, black and red pepper, chilies, chili powder, and hot peppers often irritate the stomach lining. Foods with caffeine can increase the amount of stomach acid. These foods include coffee (regular and decaf), teas, colas, cocoa, chocolate. Avoid or limit these items if they cause you pain.

Limit your intake of tomatoes, tomato juice, peppermint, fatty foods, and citrus juices. If they cause heartburn or pain in your esophagus. You may need to limit seasonings such as onions, garlic, cinnamon, and cloves.

Eating high fiber foods does not worsen stomach pain for most people with ulcers or gastritis. High fiber foods include whole grains, cooked dried beans, and fruits and vegetables with peels.

You may notice that some foods cause you to have extra gas. This may include broccoli, cabbage, onions, milk, cooked dried beans and peas, and some fruits.  (+ info)

How long does gastritis take to go?

A recent endoscope revealed that I have gastritis in my stomach. I am getting the pain and have had it for a while. I also had a biopsy taken for H pylori and never had any results. Does this mean I haven,t got it? Has anyone else had gastritis. What did you eat?

I know someone who had it for over twenty years pet  (+ info)

What are some homeopathic remedies for Gastritis?

My grandfather has Gastritis and likes natural remedies. I want to find some for him to help his diminish symptoms. Any herbs or simple things that can help his stomach. Thank you so much for your help!

Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. These problems can leads to some complicated problems including ulcers if not treated in time. Constipation aggravates the condition more than any other disorder.

Some of the home remedy for Gastritis includes the intake of:
1. Carrot Juice
2. Coconut Water
3. Rice Gruel

A gastritis patient needs to follow a diet chat and remain strict with it.

For more information try this link
http://www.naturaltreatmentsite.com/gastritis.html  (+ info)

Best way to non-surgically remove a hypertrophic (raised) scar?

I have a small (about 1cm diameter) hypertrophic scar that's really bothering me. What's the best way I can try to get it to flatten out or even remove it, non-surgically? I've heard of using things like Mederma skin cream, silicone gel patches, and a couple other treatments. Are there any of these that really work, and where can I get them? Thanks!
Also, I've tried using Bio-Oil and it didn't work, so please don't recommend anything that would use the same method to remove the scar.

i have used it for my scars on my FACE from my car wreck a year ago and they were so raised, red and so ugly
but when i started using mederma, you could see results in one week
this stuff is amazing seriously, but its not cheap its like 30 bucks and i suggest you get the cream cause the gel peels, and itches
now my scars are not even noticeable
i ask ppl and they said they never noticed :)  (+ info)

How long should i eat bland foods when i have gastritis?

I've had gastritis for a little over a week now, the nausea and stomach pains are less common. How much longer should i continue eating bland foods? And how will i know my gastritis is gone? By the way i'm a 15 year old girl, who doesn't drink/smoke or have weight issues. Please answer.

Wait at least a day after your symptoms have resolved.  (+ info)

What are the different nursing responsibilities when it comes to Gastritis?

Why is there frequent belching when you have acute gastritis?

barrier nursing and infection control. Belching is a symptom of the irritation.  (+ info)

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