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Get rid of the scratch marks - May 11th 2015, 12:10 PM

So about 5 weeks ago I scratched my thighs to make them bleed instead of cutting. They got really deep but they still haven't faded away since then. How do I make them fade?? They are all red and long. Its really noticeable and I haven't been able to wear shorts or dresses in ages. I want them gone now though. How????


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Re: Get rid of the scratch marks - May 11th 2015, 01:36 PM

Well, of course what I would recommend it letting nature take its course and sometimes certain lacerations can take longer to fade, for whatever reason. The most important thing is to prevent but possibly treat infections. Try not to touch the wounds and try to avoid wearing tight closing, because the wounds need to breathe to be able to heal. There are a number of over-the-counter disinfectants you can buy to apply them to the injuries and prevent infections as well, but you can see your doctor about this, or your local pharmacist. I also recommend seeing your doctor about certain ointments and oils that people have said work well for these sorts of marks.

These marks will probably go away completely with time, although I don't know how deep they are. HOWEVER, there are things you can do, such as potentially getting a prescription for certain oils, taking care of the wound and disinfection, to make the process easier. For more information, simply visit this page .

http://www.summitmedicalgroup.com/library/adult_health/aha_scrapes_and_scratches_adult/


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Re: Get rid of the scratch marks - May 11th 2015, 09:20 PM

I myself scratch myself and make myself bleed with my finger nails so I know what your talking about. And to tell you the truth what you described sounds like the scratches left scars in your skin that are red. They will take a couple of years to fade unless you try using scar stuff.


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Re: Get rid of the scratch marks - May 12th 2015, 06:23 AM

Thanks guys... I don't think I want to wait a couple years so I'll try creams and stuff. Thanks for the help though


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