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Skin Graft for Burns after care

(4 Posts)
LadyBuzz Wed 23-Apr-14 17:14:43

My DD (3) was badly burned about 12 months ago and had to have a skin graft on her leg for full thickness burns.
Her scar is very lumpy and the burns team have recommended steroid injections into the lumpy area to try to soften it.
I am just interested to see if anyone has had any experience of this and what the result was, DD will need a GA for the treatment so I do want to consider it carefully.
She is currently being treated with Pressure garments, Silicon and massage and although it is working they have said it could take 6-8 years of pressure garments whereas the steroid might be quicker.
Any advice appreciated.

CMOTDibbler Wed 23-Apr-14 17:29:19

Mine wasn't due to burns, but I have a long scar on my arm that was really raised and livid (its 6" long, 2cm wide). I had succesfully used pressure and silicon etc on my hand scars, but this resisted all of that. The steroid injections really helped to reduce the height of the scar, so I'd recommend it - mine was done very quickly and was not painful at all afterwards

LadyBuzz Wed 23-Apr-14 22:10:59

Thank you that is good to know. I didnt want to put her through a GA and iyss good to hear itbhas a positive effect.

LadyBuzz Wed 23-Apr-14 22:12:47

Apologies for my awful typing. I'm on my phone!

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