Dermatology: all about the scars

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Dermatology: all about the scars

The scars, what is it?

Scars - whose scientific name is eczematides or pityriasis alba - are frequent and benign, but difficult to remove. These are small superficial lesions of the skin of a few centimeters, rounded, pink, scaly (scaly appearance) and which are accompanied by itching. In a second time, they become clearer than the surrounding skin. They are considered a minor form eczema.

Scars appear mainly on the convex areas of the face and body: the cheeks, the outer side of the arms and thighs but also the areas of friction are particularly affected.

Populations at risk

Scars are more common in children, especially when their skin is dull. In the latter, they are usually observed on the cheeks in the form of whitish and dry spots.

But the scabs can also appear on adult skin, especially if there is a history of atopic dermatitis and, as in the case of the smallest, in the case of matte skin. The appearance of this skin condition is favored by exposure to the sun during the summer, by the cold of winter and more generally by the friction of the skin and clothes.

Treatment and prevention

Their treatment is based on the application of a dermocorticoid at the beginning when the scabs are pink, then moisturizer from the moment they become whitish.

To prevent them, it is important to hydrate your skin regularly and diligently. Replace the classic soap that is too dry with synds, gels or soap-free shower oils. In case of sun exposure, protect your skin and your child's skin with Solar cream high index.

Dartres: what natural solutions to relieve them?

  • Phytotherapy. Houseleek is the soothing plant for the skin par excellence. Anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing, this small perennial plant brings skin comfort: we harvest the leaf all year before crushing and apply directly to the area where the scabs are. You can also use an infusion of houseleek as a poultice.
  • Homeopathy. The homeopathic reference treatment in case of scabs is Sulfur 15 CH, 5 granules 1 to 4 times a month.
  • Aromatherapy. We trust the essential oil of Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii (Roxb.) Will. Watson var. motia : it is its complete scientific name): we realize a massage oil by mixing 1 drop of the essential oil in 4 drops of vegetable oil (sweet almond oil, for example) and we massage the area twice by day for 3 weeks maximum. Caution: this essential oil is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women, before the age of 6, as well as in the person with asthma.

Thanks to Dr. Elisabeth Berrissoul, dermatologist squamous.

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