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    Scars from stitches
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    abethanyg posted:
    In June I was in a car accident that left me with a huge gash on the left side of my jaw. I got about 9 or 10 stitches. After getting the stitches removed, everything healed well. The scar tissue was bumpy but I figured it would flatten after awhile. It hasn't. It's gotten even bumpier (if that's even a word). The scar is constantly itching and hurts when I push on it or rub my finger over it. It is not warm and is not a deep red or anything that would alert me to it being infected. But I feel like the bumpiness (almost like two shallow bubbles) is not normal. Should I be worried? Or do I need to wait longer?
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    Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
    You may have developed a keloid- which is a type of raised, occasionally itchy or painful, scar.

    I would suggest seeing your dermatologist as there are numerous topicals, injectables and lasers that can help with the symptoms and appearance of the scar.

    I hope that helps
    Dr. Mohiba Tareen
    Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
    Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
    www.TareenDermatology.com
     
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    marciepez replied to Mohiba K Tareen, MD's response:
    I would also try Cellnique's Vital Repair Serum for scars. It worked really well for me. I would strongly recommend it http://www.cellnique.com/cellnique/skin-care-product/shop-by-problems/scars.html/


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