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How do you minimize scars from wounds for kids?

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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
6 doctors agree

In brief: Sunblock

Sunblock spf 30-40 for 6 mos after the wound.
Silicone tap/gel probably helps, but is not a good idea in young children as they will ingest it! other products are unproven.

In brief: Sunblock

Sunblock spf 30-40 for 6 mos after the wound.
Silicone tap/gel probably helps, but is not a good idea in young children as they will ingest it! other products are unproven.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Try Mederma

After a cut has healed, try appling an otc scar fading cream such as mederma in order to fade the scar. You will likely need to use it regularly for a while.
Also, it is useful to protect the scar site from the sun using sunscreen in order to minimize darkening of the scar.

In brief: Try Mederma

After a cut has healed, try appling an otc scar fading cream such as mederma in order to fade the scar. You will likely need to use it regularly for a while.
Also, it is useful to protect the scar site from the sun using sunscreen in order to minimize darkening of the scar.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sunscreen

Protect scabs and scars from the damaging effects of uv rays.
See your doctor after a deep laceration to see if you need stitches.

In brief: Sunscreen

Protect scabs and scars from the damaging effects of uv rays.
See your doctor after a deep laceration to see if you need stitches.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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