what kind of scar remover recommended for 1yr 9mos baby?can u help me pls.. ...

LA - posted on 08/19/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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scar remover for babies caused by insect bites...

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My little girl totally wiped out while "moshing" to Elmo and smacked her face on the speaker that was sitting on the floor. Needless to say we took a trip to Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia because she lacerated her lip from under her the left side of her nose diagonally into the right side of her upper lip. They decided not to stitch it since it would increase the chance of a scar and they would not glue due to it's being next to her mouth and the chance of bacteria infecting it. When I asked about what to do for the scar, here is what they said....

Keep it clean, and do not use alcohol or peroxide since it can increase the chance of scarring since both dry out the skin and damage skin cells. Use neosporin instead. After the wound has started to knit, use vitamin E (buy the capsules, pierce one and drip a bit onto the area. Gently rub it over the wound). And the most important thing that they could not stress enough... KEEP THE WOUND OUT OF THE SUN. Use sunscreen every time you take your child out (50+ spf) as the sun will do more to cause scarring and darkening of the area than anything else. I also asked them about using cocoa butter and they said that it could not hurt and would help to keep the scar tissue supple.



This happened to my daughter at around 16 months and as of today you can barely notice the scar. Hope this helps!

Egena - posted on 08/27/2009

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My little girl had to have 4 surgeries by the time she was 2. I used mederma on her. You can get it at Walmart.

Lyn - posted on 08/03/2012

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Dispite what some people think not all children grow out of scars, my child got server chicken pox which turned into a super rare infection at aged 9 months, this meant his skin on his face basically fell of to touch it and left large weeping scars all over his body, 9 years later all the scars are still there, they need constant creams which i switch and change every few months, any ideas for treatments for children, please dont tell me these will improve or dont make your child paranoid, I have always tried to apply solutions at night even tho he is 9 years old now and the scars are very obvious, so i now need to act to try and improve the appearence if it is possible before he is a adult and head stop growing, as waiting for growth as the doctors told me clearly has not worked.

Geraldine - posted on 11/13/2013

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This happened to my daughter at around 6months as of today you can barely notice scar.hope this helps

Salome - posted on 12/01/2013

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shea butter is natural and works effectively, i bet it will make them less visible

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Candi - posted on 08/07/2012

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I have heard of people using honey. It is natural and won't irritate the skin. I haven't used it so I can't verify the results. It is worth a shot. It won't hurt if your child gets it in their mouth and it does smell ok! Honey is used for lots of things.

Jenny - posted on 08/28/2009

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I rate Bio oil, which can be use on all the family it especially good for scars ans stretch marks as it seems to alter the texture and appearance of imperfections on the skin. Can be used neat straight from the bottle, a little pricey at around 10 pound for a small bottle but a little goes a long way. U can get it from most good toiletry stores and u may even get it on offer in somewhere like superdrug.

Amanda - posted on 08/28/2009

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RELAX!!!!! there is some awesome news. kids that young seldom scar and if they do the scar does not. so what looks like a big scar now will be tiny later on and when kids are really young scars tend to fade pretty quickly and are not that noticeable later on. especially with bug bits. my kids all have sensitive skin and bug bits(in MN with all the mosquitoes) swelled broke open and none of them scarred from it. no my kids got all their scars from jumping off things and none of the scars are even visible anymore. so relax, scar treatments can be done at any time, you do not have to apply them right away.

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Quoting Michelle:

Ok... HI there,,from a mother of two,,,
The BEST THING let me please tell u and u can hold me to this....IS VITAMIN E OIL,,well where is the scar?? As long as its not by your toddlers eyes,,it wont hurt but we dont want them to be uncomfortable,,,100% natural and as far as coco butter,,,NO WAY!!!!!!! Good Luck,,Michelle



Just curious about why you would not use cocoa butter. I checked with the doctor at Childrens Hospital in Phildelphia and also both doctors in our pediatric practice and they all said that it would not do any harm. It is recommended for keeping scar tissue supple to reduce puckering and thick scars. Many cocoa butters already have the vitamin E included such as Palmers brand. Anyway, just wondering why you sound so adament against the use of it since it certainly is natural as well.

Michelle - posted on 08/25/2009

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Ok... HI there,,from a mother of two,,,

The BEST THING let me please tell u and u can hold me to this....IS VITAMIN E OIL,,well where is the scar?? As long as its not by your toddlers eyes,,it wont hurt but we dont want them to be uncomfortable,,,100% natural and as far as coco butter,,,NO WAY!!!!!!! Good Luck,,Michelle

Danielle - posted on 08/20/2009

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I use vit. E oil. I also started using something called Arnica oil. It is all natural and you can get it at a health food store. My son is 2 1/2 and a few months ago fell and hit is forehead on the concrete. It was extremely swollen and scraped. I took him to the doctor and everything was fine. A friend gave me Arnica and within 3 days of applying twice a day the swelling was completely gone and the scrape was mostly healed. It is a miracle oil!

Kemice - posted on 08/20/2009

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Try shea (sp) butter. It is 100% natural and it has many medicinal properties. It originated in Africa. You can find it in health food stores. It usually comes in a tub and it kind of hard but it melts with your body heat. You can use it everyday and it is good for all skin types. You will love it.

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vitamin E oil. it's totally natural. rub it into the scar a couple times a day. it is a supplement that can be taken orally also, so if the child tried to lick it off, no harm done. it can be found in the dietary supplement department of the pharmacy. products such as mederma contain other chemicals, so I would stay away from those until the child is older. I used vitamin E oil on my own and my son's surgical scars.

Julianna - posted on 08/19/2009

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usually it will go away naturally,or u can use aloe vera gel...i dont use anything 4 my baby,but i do hv aloe vera planted in my garden,very good 4 wound n minor injuries,it heals..

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