stiches and bruising - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 03-31-2009, 01:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
mommy2two babes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last night my DD hit her head off the TV stand and split her forehead open.
It was very deep and We took her to the hospital.She got 4 stiches in it and I am not sure if there is anything I can do for her to help it heal quickly and scar less.
TIA

Mommy to Petunia 11/04 Bug 10/06 Button 11/09 and  Sweetie pea 12/11 DW to J :

mommy2two babes is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 04-01-2009, 10:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
mommy2two babes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No suggestions?

Mommy to Petunia 11/04 Bug 10/06 Button 11/09 and  Sweetie pea 12/11 DW to J :

mommy2two babes is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 04-01-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Missa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Posts: 330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My daughter needed stitches on her forehead, 5 stitches, about 2 years ago. After the stitches came out the doc told us to use Aquaphor, no way, I never bought the stuff. I just used plain ol' vitamin E oil for at least 8 weeks maybe longer and we are very good about using sunscreen on our faces all the time. It healed very well, her forhead scrunches just fine (no strange wrinkle from the scar with any of her facial expressions, this is probably more to the credit of the doc who was very careful how he stitched up the inner muscle tissue) and her scar is thin and white.

I occasionally put rose hip seed oil on it now if she's in the bathroom while I get ready for bed, that stuff is good for scars (and for fine lines in mama's face). I do remember her doctor saying that they can treat scars with a laser to lessen their appearance but that it wouldn't be neccesary unless the look of the scar bothers her when she's older, say teen years. She's only 4 and while she knows the scar is there she doesn't seem bothered by it. We have made a point to not bring attention to it but we don't ignore it either. If someone does notice and inquire she will tell the story with a smile.
Missa is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 04-01-2009, 11:31 AM
 
grahamsmom98's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Arnica is great. She can take the pills (they dissolve under her tongue and have a sweet taste) and there is arnica gel that you can massage into the surrounding area (keep it away from the stitches).

Myself, I always keep the stitches moving (gently move them back and forth so that they don't get "stuck). Keep the wound clean. I use H2O2 on the incision and clean off the seepage. That way, the skin bonds to itself more easily (imo).

As the pp mentioned, Vit e oil is good, as is tamanu oil (smells like butter pecan!). But, if your dd has any nut allergies, stay away from the tamanu oil!

Honey is also a very good treatment for skin injuries (especially, Manuka honey)!

Hope she feels better soon!
grahamsmom98 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off