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Q & A: Scars from dry ice burns

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Most recent answer: 12/22/2010
Q:
Hi.. My friend put dry ice on my below neck area and hold it for 1 min, it left scar as if it burnt..plz give me the remedy to vanish the scar as its evident to wear low neck dresses..
- Kiran (age 25)
Boston
A:
It's not a good idea to play around with dry ice.  As you have found out, it actually freezes tissue and a bad enough freeze will destroy enough tissue to leave a scar.  Perhaps you should consult a dermatologist.

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LeeH

(published on 12/22/2010)

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