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vitamin e for keloid scars

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Remove: Surgical treatment is much more effective than vitamin e.
Dr. John Walker
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Will not help keloid: Keloid is very hard to treat and needs the expertise of the dermatologist. Unlikely the above treatments will fix keloid
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Safe but ineffective: While these are indeed safe to use while breastfeeding, spend the money buying a toy or cute outfit for your new baby as they will not be very effecti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of vitamin e and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sure.: It's more about the massage with vitamin E oil, which can be done at bedtime or after showering for about 5 minutes. Then apply the Mederma and you ha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Wong
45 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
35 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
39 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
18 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
43 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

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