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    I just had my carpal tunnel surgery on the 22nd and stitches out on the 30th but the area is rock hard and the scar is rough. When I think of it I put neosporin on it but not even sure that will work.

    I have mederma for scars but not sure I should use that either since it is still healing.

    Any suggestion?

  • #2
    Get Vitamin E gel caps and poke open with a pin and squeeze the oil onto the scar to help it diminish.
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    • #3
      Hi FatKat, hope the surgery works well for you ....it was great for me! My Doctor that did the surgery, said to use vit E... put on the scar/massage the area 5 times a day for 5 minutes for 5 weeks...and that's what I did...while a commercial came on TV. (they last about that long) My scar is in the crease of my hand and unless you really look... you would never know I had surgery.

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      • #4
        Thanks NO and Maddison ~ yes, mine is in the palm of my hand. Still tender to touch and still limited range of motion in my hand but it is coming back slowly.

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        • #5
          The dermatologist just told me last month to put plain ordinary vaseline on my stitches/scar. He said that would make the scar disappear. IT WORKS! You cant even tell where the stitches were and I dont think it has even been a whole month yet?

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          • #6
            I remember my sister using cocoa butter on her scars that comes in a stick form.
            ~ The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched - they must
            be felt with the heart ~ Helen Keller ~

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            • #7
              I haven't thought about cocoa butter in ages. It still comes in a stick like a big chapstick? What else is it used for?
              "If you're given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal."~Katharine Hepburn

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              • #8
                I've heard of pregnant women using cocoa butter for stretch marks too.
                I'm out of bed, and dressed what more do you want?

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                • #9
                  I have had scars to heal with a hard spot, it will eventually go away. glad your doing better!! my sis had the same surgery and has never been sorry.

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                  • #10
                    Check with your doctor how soon you can use mederma. I have been using mederma on my scar ( surgery was in october 2005 ) and I can see no difference. It's not hard, but still red and raised. My doctor told me to use vaseline on it or any lotion. Be careful with vitamin E lotion, I tried that and I had a reaction i.e. rash, that took forever to clear up. Unfortunetaly my body makes ugly scars, I just don't heal well. Thankfully nobody can see this scar.

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                    • #11
                      Actually, I am afraid to try the Vit E too due to my reactions lately to everything. I will keep the neosporin on it while I sleep to keep it soft and prevent it from tearing on the blanket.

                      Today it feels pretty good and itches like mad - LOL. I hope that is a good sign.

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