Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: lauren | 2011/06/23

Q.

scar

my 5 yr old has avery ugly scar in his face and the doctor suggested dermastine with vitamin a, to put on his face. I dont find a skin doctor on this site so I thought i would ask you. thank you in advance

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It all depends how long ago your son had the wound on his face and what caused it. If the scar is quite recent you can apply Vitamin E oil or Bio-Oil to the scar.Scars take a long time to heal and it is important to give this scar time to heal and to see what is going to happen with the scar. If you are still unhappy with the result after another 6 months you can ask a plastic surgeon for an opinion.

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