I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I thought I would try. About a month ago, my toddler tripped on our hardwood floor and fell onto the corner of a wooden box. He had small puncture wound between his eyebrows that sort of radiated out from the impact point with a few lines of split skin. We took him to the ER and the doctor there decided that either stitches or the dermabond glue stuff would have a higher probability of scarring than doing nothing, so they just cleaned it out and sent us home with a band aid. At this point (skin fully healed) he has a few red lines about an inch long that I am treating with vitamin E oil hoping somewhat to reduce scarring, but my concerns are that the scar is sort of pulling his brow into a crease that looks like a vertical frown line and also that under the scar there is a hard lump of scar tissue. I was hoping that someone more knowledgeable than I could tell me that it is because it is still in the process of healing and the lump will go away or what I can do to help it dissipate. My thought was to massage it with vitamin e to try and break it up, but I was worried that might do more damage. Also I don't think it is a keloid because the top surface appears mostly flat. Any thoughts? And thanks so much for the taking the time to read this, I would like to avoid bringing him to the pediatrician and exposing him to those germs if at all possible.
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3/4/09 at 5:45pm