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Incision Scar: Q's on Healing/Reduction
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keylime
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Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:59 pm      Reply with quote
Hi there,

My DH had abdominal surgery 3 weeks ago and his 9 inch incision is finally starting to form scabs. (There were complications with infection) The edges of the incision are coming together nicely...but the middle portion is very indented, like a 1 cm sloping valley. (The area where his incision was constantly draining for weeks.)

I am wondering since it's only just starting to really heal...will the middle portion raise back up?

At what point could we start using topical preparations? (The scabs in the middle are still sort of soft/gooey)

Any suggestions for what we should use?

Thanks so much!
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Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:07 pm      Reply with quote
i suspect that the middle portion will indeed "come up," as i've had procedures done in the past where i thought, NO WAY this thing is going to relevel with the rest of my skin!, and i was (thankfully!) proven wrong...though it actually went too far and became a raised scar, ah well. anyway, surgery destroys the underlying collagen matrix of the skin, so you need to give the dermis time to rebuild up its collagen fiber stores. sometimes the new "skin" has a difficult time knowing where to stop; this is where using those silicone sheets you can buy at cvs really helps, by keeping the area flat. copper peptides, as some have suggested in an above thread. can also help with the healing process. in any case, be gentle, and be patient. it can take up to a year or two for the scar to finally fade away. good luck!

oh yes, and definitely wait for the skin to stop being "gooey" before applying any topical cosmetics. DO apply an antibiotic consistently however--consistency is important, as inconsistent use of antibiotics is one of the key reasons for the huge amount of antibiotic resistance these days. :[
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Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:37 am      Reply with quote
Keylime, I also had surgery on my stomach many years ago , 15 to be exact and I also had complications from an infection in the middle part of the scar, I did try the silicone sheets at the time and unfortunately mine did help, I think there are much better products on the market now, I haev a natural cure book ,I will look it up for you, I remember reading about scars in it (how to avoid them)
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Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:00 pm      Reply with quote
please tell, i have all kinds of them i wud LOVE to get rid of! Razz
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Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:04 pm      Reply with quote
ok found the book , here is one remedy to prevent scarring:

Mix and egg yolk with a teaspoon of butter (it should resemble mayonaise) put on a soft pad and apply on the affected areas.

Rinse the affected area under cold water and apply baking soda
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Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:17 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks so much for the help! Great advice...
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Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:55 pm      Reply with quote
Two suggestions, first off a topical gel called Dermatrix, this is silicone based and I can say first hand this significantly helps with softening and reducing the size of a scar. Second a more natural way to go is an essential oil called helicrysum which is also good but results may not be as fast.
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