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Post suture scare - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hi doc
Doctor :  
Hello, Good evening
User :   recently i met with an accident and had 4 stiches on my forehead near eyebrow now the stiches have been removed how can i prevent it from the scar?
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Stitching is mainly doe to minmize the scare
Doctor :   As it will be trimmed and heals better and faster
User :   but will there be a permanent scar on my forehead ?
Doctor :   Is it there now?

User :   sir can i know ur name?
Doctor :   Sure, I am Dr.Bharath here

User :   YA there is a thin line which is there after stich removal
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
That will fade to a slight extent
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But will look prominent on fair skin
User :   i have to apply some ointment
User :   i have dark skin
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Then it wont be evident much
Doctor :  
You need not worry
Doctor :  
Only if the wound is open will you need some ointment
Doctor :  
Otherwise not required
Doctor :  
I will suggest you a cream, you can go for that
User :   is there any ointment for removing the scar?
User :   ok sure
Doctor :  
But I want to make it sure that the wound is closed and healed completely
Doctor :  
You cannot apply it on open wounds
User :   how to see that
Doctor :  
You need to tell me regarding that
User :   ok but is has been healed quite alot]
Doctor :  
If it is completely closed and healed or not?
Doctor :  
It is simple
Doctor :  
Just to see if the wound is closed and there is no gap
User :   it is closed and there is only thin line which is visible
User :   there is no gap as such
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
The name is Bright Day cream
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Apply it twice daily for the entire face
User :   it is easily available
Doctor :  
and concentrate more on the scare
Doctor :  
Yes, it is available in all leading pharmacies
User :   thanks alot
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no thanks alot doc have a nice day
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
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