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A few months ago I accidentally burnt my proximal interphalangeal

Patient: A few months ago I accidentally burnt my proximal interphalangeal joint on a cigarette. It’s left a lump like scar which is very painful. Not sure what to do.

 

 

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Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I think that you have a keloid. The keloid is a scar or hypertrophic tissue. The hypertr ophic tissue occurs because of overgrowth during repair of the skin.You need to see a Doctor to get steroid injection. Also, confirm the diagnosis. Hope this helps you. All the best.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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