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Hypertrophic Scars

Dear Doctor

My wife hand had been cutted by the mistake since 3 months ago, It was 6 stritches to my hand, but now also she have pain and skin becomes pale and blowup in white color. I have sent a picture. please help us.

hypertrophic scar


Dear Patient

The condition that your wife has developed is known as a hypertropic scar.

A hypertrophic is a scar which enlarges but does not extend beyond the borders  of the original wound.

I suggest the following treatment for hypertrophic scars:

Silicone Gel

Apply a Silicone gel like ScarAway to the hypertrophic scar. This gel can be bought over the counter and should be used to gently massage the scar each day.



Hypertrophic scars tend to darken if exposed to the sun especially in the early stages. It is therefore wise to apply a Broad spectrum sunscreen that offer protection from UVA and UVB rays and that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 every day.


Steroid Tape

If you do not see much improvement after massaging the scar with a silicone gel for atleast a month, consult your nearest doctor and ask them about using tapes which contain corticosteroid medications like the Cordran tape.

hypertrophic scar treatment

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