History of Scarring
Hello Ted, I know you are overwhelmed, so for the sake of brevity I will simply say that I am dealing with scar tissue that is extremely resilient. I have a history of scarring on almost any wound. The scars are anywhere from a cm to an inch in diameter, symmetrical and asymmetrical, raised (up to a cm) and some semi-flat.
Briefly, some of the treatments I have tried are as follows:
- Apple Cider Vinegar (poor results, aggravated/inflamed the scar)
- Coconut Oil (little to no change, only softens the scar)
- Lavender & Tee Tree 50% blend (little to no change)
- Iodine 5% - (works using peel process, very tedious and larger scars unaffected)
- Baking Soda & Vinegar (no change)
- Dissolved Aspirin (no change)
Hypertrophic scars, keloids or viral? Treatment options? You are quite skilled on the topic and I would appreciate your opinion.
Based on your feedback of lavender, tree tea oil, and dissolved aspirin, it does not appear to be viral. Fungus would be helped somewhat with apple cider vinegar and baking soda, so we are left with hypertrophic scars possibly due to deficiencies of some kind. When the healing is hampered, this is most commonly a lysine deficiency or you need supplements which help collagen synthesis. Lysine 1000 mg x 4, vitamin C 500 mg x 4, are common ones. The topical treatment is helped with allantoin 10%, urea 40%, zinc acetate 10%, chitosan dissolved in water and applied topically is one of the remedies that has helped.
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