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Old 12-26-2006, 10:04 AM   #1
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Any tips for scar prevention (stitches on forehead)?

16 stitches on forehead done in ER; stitches to be taken out in 2 or 3 more days. Concerned about scarring and what I can do to reduce the look of the scar (other than wearing bangs).

Long back story involves a rainy night, 1:30 AM, a possum on the fence, an open dog door, 3 barking dogs, ivy, and a stone border on a walkway. Read in a woman tripping while carrying a wiggling small dog, deep cut on forehead, the early hours of 12/24 at the ER, etc., etc., etc. Ugh!

Do you have any tips for reducing the appearance of scarring once the stitches are out? I'm using antibiotic ointment on my stitches now.


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Old 12-28-2006, 10:31 AM   #2
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Re: Any tips for scar prevention (stitches on forehead)?

ugh! sounds like something that would happen to me! I have some scars right now I've been putting Vitamin E oil on and that seems to help! In my case it involved a crazy cat who went psycho on me one morning.. 3 gashes later (thankfully no stiches involved).. it's been over a month now and they are fading pretty well. You may also want to look into the Mederma scar ointment. It worked pretty well for a surgery scar I have (although you can still see it but that's because it was a bad incision!).

Old 12-28-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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Re: Any tips for scar prevention (stitches on forehead)?

My story in a nutshell....

Nasty car wreck, two broken legs, 7 surgeries, 150-200 stitches/staples, scars all over the place.

I keep them there and I leave them as a memory of what I went through and a reminder that I shouldn't be here today. Don't knock the scars. You might like them.

Old 12-28-2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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Re: Any tips for scar prevention (stitches on forehead)?

I'll try using a combination of your ideas - Vitamin E, Mederma, and a positive attitude. Thanks for sharing them. The doctor removing the stitches suggested a strong sunscreen for the first year, moving up to zinc oxide when planning to be in the sun to avoid a permanent white mark.

I'm glad you're okay now!

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