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Plural of cicatrix.
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Plural of cicatrix.
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Q. except for for the scars, are there any more consequence to burns? 10 years ago i was burned in my face and right hand from boiling water. i was hospitalized and was treated with skin grafts from my thighs. In the last four weeks I feel a strange feeling in my scar. Its hard to describe the exact feeling but it kind of a painful lump inside my flesh. 10 years After that accident can it be that my body is still not over this injury?

A. burn scars have 3 optional ways of evolving.
a) nothing happens - shouldn't hurt at all (this is by far the most common situation)
b) nerve trapping (which happened to me. Its usually begins months after the burn and not years. and you dont have a lump)
c) skin cancer from the scar. this is a rare syndrome but you must go to your GP do exclude it. its called marjolin ulcer.

Q. what should i do if i got burned from boiling water? how should i take care of my self? will i get a scar?

A. ooooOOOooo! i hope you are asking a hypothetic question... a friend wife of mine still got scars from a boiling water accident a few years back. anyway, here is a site that gives instructions on how to react after burns. boiling water is probably second degree burns:

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Los lactantes tienen un riesgo mas elevado de complicaciones agudas y cronicas secundarias a IVU, por la mayor incidencia de cicatrices renales en esta poblacion (4) y por las dificultades para el diagnostico, teniendo en cuenta la sintomatologia inespecifica; la fiebre, la irritabilidad y el vomito son manifestaciones tanto de infecciones urinarias en lactantes como de muchas enfermedades virales autolimitadas (4).
(2012) also reported a specimen from Panama with 7 cicatrices, and concluded that the number of cicatrices could be a variable feature, perhaps related to body size and suggested the need for further studies to solve this problem.
Nous avons analyse les donnees sur les cicatrices que portent les baleines boreales (Balaena mysticetus) des mers de Bering, des Tchouktches et de Beaufort capturees par des chasseurs autochtones de l'Alaska afin de quantifier la frequence d'emmelements dans des filets de peche, de collisions avec des navires et de blessures infligees par des epaulards.
L'acne excoriee est aussi une forme particuliere d'acne, tres frequente aussi chez les jeunes femmes et est due a une manipulation excessive des lesions, ce qui entraine des cicatrices pigmentees.
[beaucoup plus grand que], c'est le theme d'une journee d'etude que l'association Med Action, presidee par Hocine Smaali, a organisee, samedi dernier, dans la ville d'Akbou pour debattre avec le public invite de cet evenement historique qui a change le destin de l'Algerie apres une guerre sans nom qui a dure plus de sept ans et qui a laisse de douloureuses cicatrices sur les deux rives de la Mediterranee.