scar healing after 14 weeks - still sore and red/bumpy

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scar healing after 14 weeks - still sore and red/bumpy

by denmurpar on Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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My daugther's scar is still red in one area and there is a small sore bump. Doc looked around and used his pick to see if he left a stitch behind two weeks ago and it's back to being a small red sore bump near end of incision. Incision is red and not healing the same as some of the pics I've seen. More apparent then it was 8 weeks out. Any ideas on how to treat a keloid scar if that's what it is? Or any ideas why this happened? Thanks, denny

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by NewYorkCity on Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hi,

I had a TT on 12/18/07 (alittle over a month ago) and there are some days where it looks really good and some days (like today) that it looks very red.  There is also one part where 2 little pieces of something are sticking out - I am assuming they are the stitches.  I thought they would have dissolved by now. 

I am using the Curad Scar Therapy strips and I feel they are working because the scar seems to be healing nicely  ;)

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by denmurpar on Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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My daughter had to have a stitch removed after surgery a month or so due to the fact it didnt come out on it's own.

Be sure it comes out if you can. I tried the curad scar therapy and it made it red and uncomfortable.

I will bring her back in to be sure all is ok w/her surgeon. May be a keloid.

Thanks for your feedback. Hope you are doing well.

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by dontquit8941 on Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:00 AM

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My scar was the same way, it's been almost 6 months since my surgery and just a month and a half ago the big bump on the end went down and it just stopped being painful. I got adhesions, which feel like sharp pains out of no where due to scaring. My scar is still uneven but my doctor said that some people just don't scar as nicley as other and he told me to stay away from other surgeries if possible because of that. But if you rub cocoa butter with vitiman E it should help a lot it will break down the scaring and make it smoother and more leveled out. You have to really rub it on though in a circular motion, that's what helps it.

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by denmurpar on Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:00 AM

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Your message was very helpful. Thank you so much. Every little thing is so worrisome when it comes to the process of healing from this whole thing. I will be sure she is aware of the Vitimin E and massage. I talked with a plastic surgeon who said massage is the best thing for it too.

Thanks, blessings, denny

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by elliniowa on Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:00 AM

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I had surgery a year ago and my scar just would not heal, it was bumpy and red and at times seemed like pimples with puss, I could squeeze.  I went to Dr. a couple times - the problem was the stitches underneath the skin, under my staples was supposed to disolve and it turns out I was allergic to the thread........and he would pick at the incision and literally remove thread that had never disolved and that is why it is inflamed and would not heal.........it took months - so I had surgery Feb 1, 2007 and it was still not healing in April.  In addition, I would rub the incision with lotion or oil daily to break up the scar tissue, so it would heal properly.  The Dr. doesn't care how the scar looks, but a PT I know, knew enough to tell me how to reduce the scar tissue so you would not have the big "rope" style scar..........so, daily put some lotion on your fingers and neck and rup up and down, opposite direction of the scar to break up the tissue for healing purposes.  Now, I can still see my scar, but it is not lumpy and healed nicely..............hope this info helps.
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