Treating Lasting Burn Scars
Dear Ted, Exactly one year ago, my son and I were in the hospital because of severe burn-wounds. My son was burnt in his face and neck, I was burnt on my right-leg. My leg needed a skin transplant, but for my son the doctors were not sure if surgery was necessary, so they waited. We were taken care of for 12 days, but meanwhile I discovered an alternative treatment for burning-wounds on the internet. It's called Boegem balsem and it's made of vaseline, sesame oil and sunflower oil. We "escaped" the hospital (the doctors didn't want to let us go home) on the 12th day and went home with loads of Boegem balsem. We were able to heal the wounds at home, without any more pain! We are very thankful to Kees Boegem, who helped us with his balm!!!!
My leg has become almost as pretty as before the burns, but my son now has some ugly scars. I would think you'd call them hypertrophic, but maybe it's called keloid? I found the Earthclinic website and spent days to read all about it, but I still don't know what to do best. Until now I'm treating his scars twice a day with silicon-gel, and/or pure vitamine E oil ( I always let him decide). Sadly it looks like it's getting worse instead of better. Yesterday I started with pure vinegar on the scars every 30 min. for 6 times, and today we are doing the same. It seems like it stops the itching and maybe the color is a little lighter because of it. My question for you is : do you think these are keloids or hypertrophic scars?
What would you think would be the best treatment for him, to make the scars somewhat less ugly... or even better? It would be great if you are able to respond to my question; i understand that you are a busy man, but luckily enough I can be really patient... so I'm looking forward for your answer somewhere in time. Thanks for doing the things you do, I love you already!