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Old 09-16-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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If your child had stitches in their forehead...update, 9 weeks later, page 6

Please tell me how it healed up. My dd (age 2) got 7 stitches on her forehead (long story, don't really want to go into it). She got through it all ok and seems fine, but I am concerned how the scar will look when it heals over time.
Would love to hear your experiences.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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Re: If your child had stitches in their forehead...

It totally depends on the doctor that stitches it up. My DD has had 3 sets of stitches, one on her forehead, and one like right at her eyebrow. The first one happened at preschool, the teacher was great, and we went immediately to the pediatricians office, who had their best stitches doctor available, and 3 years later you can't see it. The second time happened with in the same year, in the evening, and DH brought her to urgent care. Yeah, I can still see it. I am so not happy with what the did... I am wishing we had called the peds after hour number, or gone elsewhere.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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Re: If your child had stitches in their forehead...

yes it depends on the dr, and also the severity and shape of the cut. My son had stitches right above his eyebrow when he was about 15 months old. He is almost 4 now, and just now I checked to see how it looked and it took me a few minutes to even figure out what side it was on.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #4
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Dd1 had her forehead glued and there is a scar. =(
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My son had 16 on his forehead. He fell, at 24 months, smack dab onto the top of a propane tank. The part where you pick it up to carry it? His food caught the edge of out patio and it was there, waiting to be refilled. It was random.

He had 6 sub layer and 10 on the top. Tiny perfect beautiful stitches. They healed wonderfully. The first year we used a sunscreen everyday on it. It was more red then. Now, a full two years later, it's a white line. I wouldn't say it's even raised. It's darn near as smooth as the skin around it!!!
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
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My DD had 5 stitches in her forehead last June (2011) and it's a faint scar, it's easier to see in person. And then last month, she bonked her head on our window sill and it made a dot above her scar so now she has the letter "i" on her forehead

Here are a few photos (top left of her forehead-while looking at the pic):


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Did you have a plastic surgeon do it? If so, it will probably heal well. I think that over the counter scar reducer actually works, if you want to use it. When you have to have stitches in your child's face always wait for a plastic surgeon to be called. You have to say that is what you require.
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Did you have a plastic surgeon do it? If so, it will probably heal well. I think that over the counter scar reducer actually works, if you want to use it. When you have to have stitches in your child's face always wait for a plastic surgeon to be called. You have to say that is what you require.
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Re: If your child had stitches in their forehead...

Pretty much what everyone else said. DD1 had a few stitches right in the center of her forehead when she was 2yo. I wanted to add that when they take the stitches out you might ask for steristrips over the healing area. They took hers out on day 10 and because her forehead skin was tighter with no tissue underneath it pulled open a bit and left a not so nice scar. She is 10yo now and it bothers her. There is alays the option of scar revision with a plastic surgeon later. Avoiding infection is also very important. Infected lacerations do not heal well even with stiches.
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DS had his temple glued, and there's a huge scar I'm hoping it fades, but at least his hair is growing back and hiding it some.

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