From swallowing condoms for fun to this? Dangerous internet craze teaches kids how to remove scar tissue using a rubber band

(Natural News) The Internet is full of crazy “medical discoveries” by non-professionals. Recently, a new craze was started by some YouTubers who teach their viewers how to remove scar tissue using a rubber band. Essentially, scar tissue is made up of keloids which are irregularly shaped skin cells that heap above the normal skin. It is quite normal,...
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This article discusses techniques for prevention and treatment options for unsightly and hypertrophic scars. PMID: 31587770 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research
This article discusses techniques for prevention and treatment options for unsightly and hypertrophic scars.
Source: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the first report to suggest that female sex may drive keloidogenesis because of physiological reasons. Individuals were most likely to seek a medical examination almost 10  years after onset, regardless of sex. These findings provide new insight into the importance of sex in the development and progression of keloids. Future studies should address the influence of sex hormones on the keloid.
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
French medical company BILHI Genetics has become the first to develop a first-of-its-kind test that, it says, is able to identify genes linked to a risk of keloid scars.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: Early postoperative botulinum toxin type A injection in the medial canthal region efficiently reduces hypertrophic scarring and improves the outcome of epicanthoplasty. Therefore, botulinum toxin type A injection can be used as a routine method to prevent hypertrophic scarring and improve the outcome of epicanthoplasty. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, II.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Original Articles Source Type: research
We report 2 patients with such rare tumors and describe the use of next-generation sequencing in their evaluation. A 3-year-old female had a 4.4-cm midline nasal cavity mass involving the bony septum and extending into the base of the skull bilaterally. The moderate cellular fibroblastic proliferation revealed areas of thick keloid-like collagen bands and other areas with myxoid edematous stroma. Deep targeted sequencing identified a novel G34V mutation in the CTNNB1 gene consistent with desmoid fibromatosis. An 11-month-old male infant presented with a right nasal mass that extended through the cribriform plate into the a...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
Severe keloids are currently treated with surgical resection followed by radiation. Radiotherapy is essential for preventing recurrences. Fascia tensile reduction suturing may also prevent recurrence. We asked whether superficial fascia tensile reduction with or without deep fascia tensile reduction reduced skin mechanical tension and yielded good outcomes.
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CUDC‑907 reverses pathological phenotype of keloid fibroblasts in vitro and in vivo via dual inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling and HDAC2. Int J Mol Med. 2019 Sep 23;: Authors: Tu T, Huang J, Lin M, Gao Z, Wu X, Zhang W, Zhou G, Wang W, Liu W Abstract Keloids are benign skin tumors with a high recurrence rate following surgical excision. Abnormal intracellular signaling is one of the key mechanisms involved in its pathogenesis. Over‑activated phosphoinositide 3‑kinase/RAC‑alpha serine/threonine‑protein kinase/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) signaling pathway and overproducti...
Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research
We present a patient with refractory neuropathic pain in a normotrophic spread-scar treated with the injection of BTA. A 47-year-old Caucasian female with a history of invasive melanoma of the left upper arm presented with pain in her excision scar, which she described as a “pins and needles” sensation alternating with a dull, deep ache. She had previously tried topical lidocaine, topical and intralesional steroids, and oral gabapentin without improvement. We treated the patient with 50 U of onabotulinumtoxinA intradermally at 1-1.5 cm intervals within and immediately around the perimeter of the scar. At 1-wee...
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
PMID: 31494925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
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