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Is the scarring caused by second degree burns lifelong?

HI...my toddler was scalded and suffered deep second degree burns, she developed thick hypertrophic scarring using a compression garment. I thought compression was to prevent thick scarring? WIll she be scarred for life or will the scarring noticably improve?
Fri, 17 Mar 2017
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hi, scarring caused by second degree burns usually persist lifelong, but it continues to fade has the child grows. You should apply scar and cream 2 times a day for 6 months, it will help in fading the scar. Take care.
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