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does vitamin e work on scars

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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: There is very little evidence to suggest that vitamin e will help treat a cold sore.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Wong
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Vit E and scar: Vitamin e has been effective for stopping the inflammatory trigger for fibroblast collagen production. This can be helpful to reduce the bulk of thic ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Helps soften: Topical vitamin e is one thing that will help soften scars and help them be less noticable.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly but...: Vitamin e cream is a common home remedy for scars but there is little evidence it works; still many people have found it helps- applying oil from natu ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Doubtful: I think this is commonly recommended but not proven by any randomized controlled trials.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
As often as you wish: Do not expect much in the way of results. If it causes inflammation, stop using it. Even dermatologists treating acne scars can only make them less co ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Massage with oil.: Oral vitamin E is not harmful (except in high doses), but massage with the vitamin E oil (or any oil) is likely more helpful than taking it orally. Ul ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Never: Vitamin ee may be a good moisturizing agent but there is very little research to show it will improve scars other than the effects of massaging it in ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scars & vit E?: With use of vitamin E for scarring, I follow the adage, "it couldn't hurt". But the science is not really behind its effectiveness. Maybe it is the ru ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Massage is Good: The skin is a great barrier, and most oils cannot penetrate to the living cells. The massaging action of application does help. Vaseline works well to ... Read More

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