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Suture marks on face of a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my 2 year old kid got a deep cut on his forehead and got treated with 5 stitches. it was 2 days ago. how should i get him diagnosed so that there are no stitch mark on his forehead , what are various options. if left at its own whether marks will disappear over a period of time considering his very young age... will appreciate your consultation.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Reading q
Doctor :   Yea
Doctor :   You cantake him to the plastic surgeon and changes the stitching material
Doctor :   The scars on the face usually disapprears
User :   how it is going to help ?
User :   i mean changing stitching material ?
User :   are you there ?
Doctor :   I am here
Doctor :   I am chatting with other pt also
Doctor :   \Please be patient
Doctor :   If time not enopugh I can give u cqall
Doctor :   ok
User :   sure, i am not aware , it is my first experience of taking consultation over chat
Doctor :   It is OK
Doctor :   The scar tissue on the face will diappear over a period of time
Doctor :   if the stiches are minor, you dont have to worry about the scar tissue
Doctor :   But if the stitches are big, then consult Plastic Surgeon
User :   sorry i did't understood - what you mean by minor ?
User :   there are 5 stitches
Doctor :   Is the wound deeep or superficial
User :   it was little deep
Doctor :   did u see the bone
User :   no...
User :   i got him treated at
Doctor :   ok then it is superficial
Doctor :   it is with in the skin
Doctor :   It will not cause much scar tisuue
User :   doctor used very fine thread, i think in there lanugate it was 50 or 60
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   In my experience , they will not leave permanent scar
User :   do you suggest to visit any dermatologist or plastic surgeon, does it make any difference if we visit now or 2-3 days later ?
Doctor :   If u r worried, consult Plastic surgeon, he will take out the stitches and suture very finely with different material
User :   can you suggest some one
Doctor :   Dermatologist trained in plastcic surgery procedures is also good
Doctor :   Where u live
Doctor :   Yea
Doctor :   The is internet
Doctor :   Ihave no personal connection
Doctor :   I was looking for rating but there is no rating
Doctor :   But this is small procedure for them'
User :   ok
Doctor :   Give a call to Doctor and ask him whether he needs to change the suture
Doctor :   so that scar will not be there
Doctor :   If he says OK then go
User :   whether suture and stitches are different or one and the same thing
Doctor :   they are same
Doctor :   wording different
Doctor :   Did I help in ur Query
User :   thanks for all your help
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me. Bye. Have a nice day
User :   are you allowed to share your nos in case i need to get in touch ?
User :   how do i reach you
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