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Cut on inner thigh. Scar irritates and hurts. Applied tissue oil. How to cure?

Hi, i would not like to state my name at this stage. But a few months ago i cut myself on the inner thigh quite badly, this was done by a (sterile) razor blade, so obviously as it is very sharp it went through some of the tissue. It has healed but the scar is still very red, "plump" and uncomfortable. even still wearing some clothes that are close to my skin irritates it and naturally when i get the SLIGHTEST bump on/around that area it hurts like hell!!! I have tried putting on tissue oil to help prevent serious looking scars and at that time as it was still hurting i thought it was only because its still "new" but it's not getting any better. The area around the wound is not actually red or very hot, its just the wound itself
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Every skin cut causes skin branches of the nerves destruction. This branches are responsible for the touch sensing. Lac of this branches gives such strange feeling of artificial part in the area where the scar is. It can appear very uncomfortable or even painful. And it takes up to a year for this branches to rebuild (some of the areas can never be nerved again but the strange feeling will go away) so it can take such time to this pain go away.
Scar creation takes about 3 months but after that time it still gets rebuild so the complete and final scar will appear after a year or so. During that time it can be red and will become similar to skin very gradually.
So there is nothing to worry about. You just need to give it more time.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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