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Will a scratch fade?

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chickling Thu 07-Nov-13 09:35:56

Please help! Need reassurance. DS (11 months) got scratched on the face at daycare a month ago. It's about an inch long, down his cheek. It healed over but there is still a visible pink mark. I've been rubbing bio oil on it but it doesn't seem to be fading. Sometimes it looks paler but I'm not sure. I'm really worried that he'll be scared for life!! Dramatic I know but it's my lovely baby's wee face and I hate leaving him off at nursery anyway. The GP said it would fade (I just asked him when we were in for check up). Anyone have similar experiences? Positive responses only please! Many many thanks.

chartreuse Thu 07-Nov-13 09:43:10

Yes, it will. My two boys have given themselves and each other many scratches over the years and they've all disappeared in time. When ds1 was a toddler he fell in the park and needed stitches on his forehead. I was distraught, but there is no sign of a scar now, he is a gorgeous teenagergrin

chickling Thu 07-Nov-13 09:50:29

Aw thanks. It just seems to be taking ages. It's quite wide and nasty. Thing is DS1 has two scars on face where he needed stitches after falls but they have faded quite a bit already.

chartreuse Thu 07-Nov-13 13:14:03

You could split open a vitamin E capsule and massage it in, or bio oil is supposed to be good for scars. Also there is stuff called Heal Gel which was developed by doctors for scars.

Bumpsadaisie Thu 07-Nov-13 13:21:20

My DS had lots of quite deep chicken pox scars on his forehead and groin - he was 14 mths when he got it. All faded now (he's just turned two)

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