A 36-year-old female asked:
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Is it safe to use silicone gel/sheets or vitamin E oil for scar treatment while breastfeeding? will either help with a keloid?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in 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
Answered on Sep 8, 2015

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