Need recommendations for treatement of a cut forehead.

Nicole - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )




My 25month old son fell and cut his forehead open. It was glued as that was what i prefered. I have been told i can help it heal by massage but i need advise as to what to use and if there is anything else anyone can recommend to reduce the scars visibility.

Look forward to replies.



Michelle - posted on 11/08/2009




my son did the same 8 mths ago! he had glue + paper stitches. when the stitches fell off i started massaging in a little bio oil twice daily for a few weeks. dont think it made a lot of difference though! my son is 5 + doesnt mind his scar - in fact i think he quite likes it!!!!!

Pamella - posted on 11/07/2009




Hey Nicole, I am a RN in an Emergency Dept and what we tell out patients with cuts that are reapired with Dermabond or Glue is to wait 7-10 days before you do anything to the cut because neosporin on A/D ointment can reverse the Dermabond. After the 7-10 days you can use Neosporin or A/D ointment to help with the visibility of the scaring. Keeping the scar moist with the ointment will help the scars to fade a little. There will still be a scar but hopefully not as noticeable.. Hope this helps!! Good Luck!!!


Katina - posted on 04/02/2016




My son just 5 mins ago was in my shade I told him to get out he turned around so fast that the door hit him now he has a small gash on his head what do I put on it it not bleeding no more


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Christie - posted on 11/07/2009




My daughter split her forehead open when she was a toddler. It was a large gash & soaked us both in blood. It too was glued which worked really well. Skin grows from the center of the face to the edges. The cut which was above her eyes is now in her hairline (she is 13 yrs) so is not noticeable. No special care or treatment was needed. Even if her scar had not "moved" it is barely visible. Just give it time.

Renee - posted on 11/07/2009




Mederma for children is a great product but again the cut must heal first. I've used the adult version with great success. Also the suggestion to put sunblock on it once it heals is good too as it will turn a different color as your child gets older if you don't. So yes massage with vitamin E and use a product like Mederma for kids and it should diminish over time.

Isobel - posted on 11/07/2009




My son has a Nike swoosh on his forehead from a trampoline accident while he was visiting my mother. It's funny cause my mother feels SOOO guilty, and when I first saw it I was a little freaked out but...2 years and a little vitamin E later nobody sees it, and it will continue to fade over the years to come. On the other hand...should he become a professional athlete, he may be the highest paid Nike rep EVER! LOL

Abbie - posted on 11/06/2009




the cut must be healed before you can start to massage it! ( i do massage for a living) So once its healed, you can add a little vit. E to it and rub it lightly, which will help bring blood and feeling back to it. But that won't help with the visibility of it, time will heal it make sure you put sunblock on it when outtside also! But the sun will help fade it over time; so i'd add it every other time.

Ginger - posted on 11/06/2009




my son got a cut on his head too about that age but it was close to the outside corner of his eye so he had to have 2 stiches to hold it closed( if he closed his eye It was a gaping hole, that bled alot).. it is still visible and that was about 2 years ago now.. it turned white kinda like a strech mark does... so its not as noticable as it was when it was red.. I was told to put vitamin E on it I didnt find it did much so i hope someone else has more ideas on decreasing the scars.. sorry I didnt help much but the scar should improve with time

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Give it time...I have had a scar on my chin from an accident I had about 20 years ago. It used to bevery noticable - it is still there but most people dont noticeitnowunlessit is pointed out to them :)

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