Barts Health NHS Trust - Itchy Scars

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Thigh scar

Postby rainbowgirl84 on Fri May 19, 2017 5:49 pm

I have a scar on the inside of my right thigh that is itchy and purple. I don't know what to do to help it?
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Re: Thigh scar

Postby Flordelyn Selim on Tue May 23, 2017 9:23 am

It is possible that your scar is still active and unstable.

There are number of options including;
A) Applying cold non perfumed moisturiser (kept in fridge)
B) Massage with firm circular movements 3-4 times daily for 3-5 minutes or longer each session depending on the size.
C) Consider an over the counter anti itch tablet
D) Consider silicone gel/tape, steroid tapes/injections, laser

I hope this helps

Best regards
Flordelyn Selim, BSN RN
Scar Management Clinical Nurse Specialist
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