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Doctor insights on: Mederma For Kids Medication

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How is mederma?

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How Mederma works?

How Mederma works?

⬇Inflammation: Mederma is made from onion extracts. It has been shown to have an antibacterial effect and an antiinflammatory effect. If you decrease the inflammation, you will have less scarring. It also has aloe which will soften the scar. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about mederma?

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How long will a bottle of Mederma last?

How long will a bottle of Mederma last?

It depends.: It depends on application area. More importantly, note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mederma?

What is the definition or description of: mederma?

Scar treatment: Mederma is an over-the-counter topical scar cream. ...Read more

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How long will it take before I notice a benefit from using mederma?

How long will it take before I notice a benefit from using mederma?

Scar treatment: Scar creams are anecdotally successful & may work early on-silicone based creams or sheets probably work best. If you don't see improvement by 2 months it likely won't change the scar, although scars continue to improve & soften for up to a year. Most treatment to improve the appearance of scars like this use special technology to remodel the skin such as fractional laser treatments. ...Read more

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I'm trying Mederma at the moment but it doesn't seem to be doing much. What can I do?

I'm trying Mederma at the moment but it doesn't seem to be doing much. What can I do?

Depends: It depends on why you are using mederma. Today we have many options to treat scars. And the best treatment is usually when customized to fit the cause. As an example, a dark scar is treated differently than a thick scar. Among the most effective, but costly, treatment options are lasers. ...Read more

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Does Mederma really lighten scars?

Does Mederma really lighten scars?

It is made from: Onion skin and can thin out the thicker scars, but as a dermatologist I don't feel it really lightens the color of scars ...Read more

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Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Not a fan of Mederma: I do not recommend Mederma as I have not seen the benefits of treatment. It needs to be applied 4 times a day which is not practical for the typical individual. Furthermore the true science is lacking. ...Read more

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Does your skin flake with mederma?

Does your skin flake with mederma?

Rare: I have never seen that happen nor have I heard of anyone reporting flaking with mederma. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

Try Retin-A: Actually, there is some data that use of Retin-A cream on the stretch marks can result in mild improvements. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Not a scar: Mederma is proposed for scar improvement. A dermatofibroma is a benign tumor which originates in the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis and extends upwards. Nothing short of surgery will remove a dermatofibroma. ...Read more

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Why does Mederma flake off my face after I apply?

Why does Mederma flake off my face after I apply?

RUB IN WELL: In order for Mederma or other scar therapy creams to work you have to actually rub it in really well to help smooth out the scar. Make sure that the area that you are applying it to is clean and dry. ...Read more

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I'm using Mederma and want to know what the side effects are?

I'm using Mederma and want to know what the side effects are?

Essentially, none: Except lightening of your wallet. Mederma may be helpful in reducing the redness and visibility of scars that have not yet fully matured. If you are having irritation or redness, stop using the product. ...Read more

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When do you start applying scarzone or Mederma after delivery?

Scarzone/ mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can I use contractubex instead of Mederma or any other product bec. I think Mederma is not available in my country...?

Can I use contractubex instead of Mederma or any other product bec. I think Mederma is not available in my country...?

Silicone Scar Rx: Any preparation which contains medical grade silicone that remains stuck on the scar for a prolonged period of time will improve the scar's appearance. Unknown mechanism. ...Read more

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Mederma reduces keloids?

Mederma reduces keloids?

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Will Mederma really work on scars?

Will Mederma really work on scars?

No: Mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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Can you use Mederma while pregnant?

Mederma and prenancy: Over the counter topicals should pose no threat to your pregnancy and is safe to use. ...Read more

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Is Mederma effective for dark circles?

Is Mederma effective for dark circles?

I doubt it: Mederma can be effective in improving the appearance of scars. I am not aware of any positive effect on non-scar tissue. ...Read more

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Is Mederma helps for chiken pox marks?

Not usually: Mederma will not provide much help in remodeling chickenpox scars. ...Read more

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Could Mederma really work on any type of scar?

Could Mederma really work on any type of scar?

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Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

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Neosporin scar solution, should I go for sheets or mederma?

Neosporin scar solution, should I go for sheets or mederma?

See below: Most people don't need anything other than come cacao butter on the wound to help the healing. Prolonged use of neosporin will lead to problems.
Use of me derma and silicone sheeting may be helpful when called for. ...Read more

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Is mederma usable in face for chucker pox scars?

Is mederma usable in face for chucker pox scars?

Yes: It can help for all scars. But for what you are askin a chemical peel may be more effective ...Read more

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Do I have to wait on my burn to heal in order to used mederma?

Do I have to wait on my burn to heal in order to used mederma?

Yes, heal & treat: Wounds need to be healed prior to using scar care creams like mederma. Superficial to mid-dermal burn wounds will usually heal within 2-3 weeks if the wound does not get infected. Infection can make the injury deeper. These wounds will heal with little or minimal scarring if the scar is protected form picking up pigment by exposure to uva/uvb. Deeper burns require specialist care including surgery. ...Read more