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Thread: Best lotion, potion, creme for scarring?

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    My DH and I went on a hike in the mountains last week, and some of the trail was over large rock outcroppings, and, you guessed it, I fell straight down on my knees on the rock. :cry: Luckily I didn't break anything. However, I peeled about a silver dollars worth of skin off of one knee, which is now starting to scab over. I'd like to put some kind of lotion or something on it to keep the area supple enough that the healing won't draw the skin up too tightly, and so the scar may be less noticeable. Do any of you ladies or gentlemen have any helpful hints to offer of what I should use?

    I never had kids, so haven't been through the "skin your knees" thing before. :lol:

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    Vitimin E oil works pretty good.

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    I have a scar across my neck, I call it my second smile - or I should say will call it ... I tried using Vitamen E cream, which worked but saw a TV commercial recommending Bio-oil - an oil you put on twice daily and within 4 months the scar will be gone or less noticeable. Well, when we went to the US in April, I bought some, $11.00 for a 60 ml bottle at Walmart - been using it since. The scar - I can see - but most people do not. I know it works. it contains PurCellin Oil - what they call a "break through ingredient. I use it twice a day - morning and night - been using it since April of this year, and still have more than 3/4's of the bottle left - use very little. The scar is from an operation I had at the beginning of February, which goes across my neck - ear to ear. Need more info - just ask but I love this product. They have a web site -www.bio-oil.com
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    Olive oil but i would let it heal more before you start applying it.

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    glad you didn't break anything, be careful now when you hike, I use neosporin and it will heal up fast


    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelwoman
    My DH and I went on a hike in the mountains last week, and some of the trail was over large rock outcroppings, and, you guessed it, I fell straight down on my knees on the rock. :cry: Luckily I didn't break anything. However, I peeled about a silver dollars worth of skin off of one knee, which is now starting to scab over. I'd like to put some kind of lotion or something on it to keep the area supple enough that the healing won't draw the skin up too tightly, and so the scar may be less noticeable. Do any of you ladies or gentlemen have any helpful hints to offer of what I should use?

    I never had kids, so haven't been through the "skin your knees" thing before. :lol:

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    Massage and a good vitamin e oil product :D:D:D
    The massage helps break up the scar tissue/keep it from forming.

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    I've been using the Neosporin, at the recommendation of the doc, since it was such an open wound. It seems to be working, but I didn't know if it would help with the suppleness of the healing or not. I'm almost unable to bend at the knee now.

    My DH says I need to be careful too. The last time I fell I hit my HEAD on a rock. And the time after that there was a rattlesnake blocking the trail. Maybe I should stick to embroidery and quilting, huh?

    Thanks to all for their helpful suggestions!!!

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    There bandages that help prevent scaring, I got mine at Target about two years ago. I used them on two severe lacerations on my arm and they healed with just a faint scar.

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    WOW - never heard of such a thing. Will definitely check it out.
    Thanks.

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    when it's all healed, if you're worried about the scar any kind of ointment will work to help smooth the scar out. I had surgery on my face to remove a Basal Cell skin cancer and had a scar from below my eye over to my ear and down my neck. the Doctor told me to use Bactracin ointment first, then even Vaseline would do fine. it's the massasaging over the scar that does the trick.
    and yrs and yrs ago i was told to not use Neosporin due to many people getting allergic rashes taht were hard to get rid of.

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    Also, do not let the scar be in the sun. Keep it covered this summer. Prevents messy scars.

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    I had a large scar from childhood, across my wrist. Last year, I was trimming shrubs when I ran into a bee's nest. They swarmed on me and got me good. After a few days, when the swelling went down, the scar had almost disappeared. From being 4" long and probably 3/8" wide, it is barely 1/4 long, and barely wider than a pen line.

    I don't recommend this method, but something in that venom works wonders.

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    Bacatricin (sp). When my son was 15 mos old he pulled a solid wood door on top of him and you should have seen his little face. This is what the doc recommended and no scars. Just make sure you keep applying it to keep it moist.

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    Arnica!

    This cream is amazing. I'm a nanny and my 3-yr old charge fell headfirst off a chair and had a HUGE bump on her forehead. Luckily, their handyman was there and ran to get some Arnica. I'd never heard of it, but applied it generously to the area before bed (we checked for concussion first, of course) and within 2 days... you couldn't even tell she had fallen. This is one of those wounds that usually would've swollen up to the size of a grapefruit and changed a bunch of colors and taken weeks to disappear.

    I don't have kids yet, but when I do that's definately going to be on my registry for the baby shower.

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    back in the days when I had energy to play softball .. we would get really bad "strawberries" from sliding ... we used lots of bacitracin ointment (antibactiotic - keeps infection out and keeps it soft enough to help get the rest of the dirt out) then vitamin E oil after the scab is gone ... use a pin to poke a hole in a vitamin E capsule and just squeeze it, work like a champ .. I have no scars on my legs :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I had a large scar from childhood, across my wrist. Last year, I was trimming shrubs when I ran into a bee's nest. They swarmed on me and got me good. After a few days, when the swelling went down, the scar had almost disappeared. From being 4" long and probably 3/8" wide, it is barely 1/4 long, and barely wider than a pen line.

    I don't recommend this method, but something in that venom works wonders.
    Wow that's taking apitherapy to a whole new level! Bee products are really amazing though. My DH bee keepers club swear by bee stings/ bee venom to ease arthritis.

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    Calendula cream works wonders and get it with hypericum in it and that takes out the pain.

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    Have used Mederma on small surgical incisions with fairly good luck in the past.

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    i had surgery on my face and was told to rub Bacitracin ointment over the areas, but when healed to use anything. even vaseline would do. the rubbing motion is what helps the best. i must say the scars on the left side of my face look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    Vitimin E oil works pretty good.
    this is what I was going to suggest. If you have vit E pills you can cut them open and use that. :)

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    I've had a double masectomy and used Mederma on the incisions starting 3 days after sugery. Unless you look closely you can barely see the scars. and I scar badly. It is rather expensive, you have to use it 3 times a day but well worth it.

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    You can pop and onion in the freezer. After it has frozen solid, remove and let it thaw. (this will help with the onion smell) puree the onion in a food processor, drain the excess water. Apply a thin layer of the puree to the area 3x's a day. Mederma is onion extract and some base oil

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    Mederma worked for my scar on my leg, but when I had my neck surgery, it gave me a horrible rash. I used vitamin E oil after that. So annoying.

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