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The question (which was deleted by Roomba) is:

Title: After scaling a seborrheic keratosis near the eye, which ointment is effective to reduce scarring?

After scaling a seborrheic keratosis near (< 3 mm) the eye, which ointment is effective to reduce scarring? Typically one uses Vaseline to help reduce scarring, but it is uncomfortable when it goes into the eye.

I believe this is a quite general question for improving the treatment of patients going through scaling a seborrheic keratosis located near their eye. It doesn't strike me as a personal medical advice but instead is a generic question on a typical treatment.

Why was the question closed by 1 mod as "requesting personal medical advice"?

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  • What was the original Title question? – Ray Butterworth Jul 12 '20 at 13:30
  • The precise wording of questions is important. The quoted question asks: which ointment reduces scarring after scaling keratosis, which sounds like a request for medical advice. Had it instead asked something like: Vaseline is used to reduce scarring following keratosis. Is there a substitute ointment that will be less uncomfortable when used near the eye?, I think it would have been considered acceptable. – Ray Butterworth Jul 12 '20 at 13:35
  • @RayButterworth the question's title was "After scaling a seborrheic keratosis near the eye, which ointment is effective to reduce scarring?" – Franck Dernoncourt Jul 12 '20 at 14:59
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Your question asks for a drug recommendation, which is clearly medical advice.

I agree with Ray Butterworth's comment:

Had it instead asked something like: Vaseline is used to reduce scarring following keratosis. Is there a substitute ointment that will be less uncomfortable when used near the eye?, I think it would have been considered acceptable.

That's why I posted a comment the same day you asked the question: in order to give you a chance to edit it. But you ignored my comment; therefore, closed.

The way you fix things like this is by editing the question to fix the problem and then voting to reopen. I thought you knew that.

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