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Old 09-22-2012, 01:33 PM   #51
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #52
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Re: If your child had stitches in their forehead...

I spoke with my pediatrician and a lady who works for a plastic surgeon - they both said time and sunscreen are the best healers. I have been rubbing Mederma with sunscreen on it 3xs a day. I can explore any scar treatment after 6 months have passed. It has faded a lot but its still not that nice looking IMO.

Almost 9 weeks later:

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #53
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It will shrink with time and as she grows. I'm still bummed they didn't suggest a plastic surgeon do it but it will be ok. It's a nice color and blending in with her skin tone well for only 9 weeks out.
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My brother and I both had stitches in our forehead when we were 5/6 and neither of us have a scar. I should clarify..we each had stitches a couple times We were pretty naughty and dangerous children...we just kept it clean and after time the scar was not noticeable.
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I know I already posted, but after seeing your picture I had to post again. My cousin split his head open almost identical to that, and by the time he was in elementary school there was only a really faint white line. Now that he's in his 20's you can't see it at all.

I think her scar looks great, actually!
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:48 PM   #56
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I know I already posted, but after seeing your picture I had to post again. My cousin split his head open almost identical to that, and by the time he was in elementary school there was only a really faint white line. Now that he's in his 20's you can't see it at all.

I think her scar looks great, actually!
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Re: If your child had stitches in their forehead...update, 9 weeks later, page 6

My DH had a similar scar, around age 2 or 3. You can still faintly see it if you know where to look, but because he's grown, it has slid down onto his nose - not nearly as prominent there as up on the flat forehead! I have a stitches scar on my head, too, and it messes up my eyebrow - you can't see the scar but my eyebrow seriously looks wonky without makeup.

It looks like your daughter's is healing really well!
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glad to find this post...we just had our first experience with stitches here, this week. my ds2 rammed his head into a headboard. he only has three stitches at the hairline...but I am still worried. they are coming out tomorrow. they were very insistent that he had to get them out at 5 days. he has another small scar on his forehead from big brother throwing a metal airplane at him, that I did not get stitched. that incident happened almost 2 years ago now the doctor said when they are so young, they heal fast, and not to stress.
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My son has had stitches 3 times in 2 years.
1. http://fierylittleking.blogspot.com/...l-be-boys.html Fell into the window while my husband looked on in horror, splitting his top lip with his two bottom teeth. Called me at work "Mel, you need to come home. He's bleeding." Off to the ER, and five stitches later, the child has learned nothing from the experience. I believe a week or two later he ran full tilt into the wall and gave himself a black eye. I actually feel bad that I gave the doc such a hard time about stitching it (I doubted his abilities) because he actually did a good job.

2. Brother-in-law's watch, wound in between the bottom lip and the tip of his chin. He's not sure what happened because he wasn't watching. Probably fell while jumping on the couch. Different doctor, decided to glue it instead of stitch it. I thought this was a more humane idea. NEVER AGAIN. He did a terrible job and it didn't work. By the time we figured it out, it was too late. Grr!


3. My watch. I was bringing him his dinner and he stood up in his chair. I said, "Please sit down before you fall down," at which point he slips and hits the underside of his chin on the table, slicing it open. Bitten tongue for good measure. same doctor as before, and he didn't even want to stitch it. "I'm the doctor, I'll decide!" Umm, how about "I'm the mom and if you won't do it, I'll take him someplace that will!" So then he was only going to do one stitch. I convinced him to do 3. I don't really have any good pictures of this, but it was maybe 1/2cm long. Still, active boys need extra stitches!

Why does it always have to be on his face?! The kid is harry, so I'm sure he'll curse these scars later once he begins shaving. Still, we're a pretty pasty white family, so the scars have all faded. The most noticeable one, I think, is actually the one on the lip, since it's white and his lips are pink. Odd since the doctor actually did a fabulous job stitching it. Anyway, after the third trip for stitches, I was really worried that someone would call CPS on me, but all the nurses just laughed at my expense and told me stories of their boys growing up.

This was him recently. Please excuse the spaghetti sauce on his face! The one on the under side of his chin is really hard to see because it's usually in shadow, the one on his top lip just looks like a fine, white line. The one under his bottom lip is visible in some light more than others. It's not bad, but it bugs me every time I see it that stitching it would have made it thinner. Grandma assures me it gives his face "character".



I should also note that, after stitches #3, I put him in circus (St. Paul, MN has the largest youth circus school in the country). They do a lot of work on balance and core strength and, knock on wood, no trips to the ER for stitches since he started there 2 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcX-50P4lWQ&list=UUmGXkkmuPxGd96u_lyUBnew&index=38&fea ture=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mGllrelTLE&list=UUmGXkkmuPxGd96u_lyUBnew& index=15&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ofDAG93dOY&list=UUmGXkkmuPxGd96u_lyUBnew& index=14&feature=plcp
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:29 AM   #60
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Re: If your child had stitches in their forehead...update, 9 weeks later, page 6

^ wow, he's had a lot of trips to the ER!

I find it ironic that my almost 5 yr old boy hasn't needed stitches yet...he's constantly hurting himself in brainless ways, lol.
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