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Cream for healing blisters post breast reduction/uplift surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My daughter just had breast reduction/uplift surgery. She develop blisters probably from the surgical bandages. The doctor said use vaseline with loose gauze for 5 to 7 days. I bought A&D cream. Is the cream better. Is there something much better than both? Please advise

Doctor :   Hi
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let me read it
Doctor :   does she have any kind of discharge?
User :   no. it's on the nipple area
Doctor :  
ok
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does she have itching?
User :   yes all around but I'm told its common for this type of surgery
Doctor :  
does she have discharge from surgical site?
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
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any signs of fever,redness in the surgical ares?
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
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pain?
User :   just in the breast
Doctor :  
but not in the surgical area?
User :   just the blistered breast
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when was the surgery performed?
User :   jan 18
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what you are using is appropriate.
Doctor :  
plus use of vasaline is also fine.
User :   is vaseline better? is there something stronger
Doctor :  
something stronger is not recomended
User :   ok. how long does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve
Doctor :  
it depends on the suture material used.
User :   what is the best scar cream to use. I can take to use after the healing process is complete
User :   not sure what the suture material is? What is common?
Doctor :  
generally there are two varietes,i.e. absorable and non absorbale sutures
User :   Ill check
Doctor :  
absorb ale sutures will absorb in 1-2 weeks time
Doctor :  
non absorbable sutures are to be removed after 7-10 days time.
User :   what is the best scar cream out in the market?
Doctor :  
different creams are available to reduce the scar such as Scar Repairex
User :   what is the considered the most effective?
Doctor :  
but there use is recommended after a physical evaluation of the scar done by your doctor.
Doctor :  
Surgical treatment is considered as supreme
User :   you mean laser treatment?
User :   you mean laser treatment?
Doctor :  
yes
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :  
Are you there?
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