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Un forgiving Scar
An_253550 posted:
I Have a scar that has been on my forehead for about 6 years now which has just recently started "breaking back open" causing the scar to become shaped like a crater. Occasional itching when it breaks, which seems to happen twice a year yet the "scar" gets deeper????
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear An,

The scar may have a cyst within it or something more worrisome (basal and squamous skin cancers are notorious for growing within scars).

See your doc for an evaluation to make sure there is not anything more worrisome within the scar.

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology