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Silicon Sheeting?(7 posts)

Silicon Sheeting?Sadlebred
Nov 7, 2003 12:42 PM
Has anyone had success in treating road rash scars with silicon sheeting? There are several manufacturers (Band-Aid, Curad, and others). I've been using the Band-Aid product on a nasty mtb scar from this spring for about 6 weeks. The scar was raised and very painful; I should have had stitches near my elbow, but it was too late by the time we got back to the city some 6 hours after the fall. Since I've been using the silicon sheeting, the scar has gone down and is not as painful. I plan to wear it for a few more weeks to see if I see more progress. Any other scar treatment stories?

Mederma cream is also supposed to be really good, but I am unable to use it because it makes me break out in a rash. Guess I'm allergic to it.
Rivendell had a recipe to make your ownCory
Nov 7, 2003 2:34 PM
A year or two ago in the Rivendell Reader, Grant had a story written by a physician on how to make and use your own silicone sheets. I didn't pay much attention, but I think you just laid a thin layer of silicone caulk down on something like a cookie sheet, peeled it up when it was dry and cut it to size. He claimed good results in reducing scars. Don't have time to look for it right now, but if I find it, I'll post a link or give the basics. Meanwhile, you might be able to find it at www.rivbike.com
Cortisone shotlancezneighbor
Nov 7, 2003 7:33 PM
A cortisone shot can help prevent a keloid (raised scar) from forming and can even help it go down. Get it as soon as possible. It is not too late now. Most dermatoligists will advise that the discoloration will only go away with time. Also be sure to use sun screen on it to prevent hyperpigmentation. Mederma barely works and only on new scars. Spenco also makes a treatment as well, it comes in sheets or a gel.
Cortisone shotSadlebred
Nov 7, 2003 8:26 PM
I've never heard that about cortisone...interesting. I'll have to look into it. Silicon sheeting was orginially recommended to me a few years ago by my surgeon after reconstructive surgery. I never checked into it then b/c my scars are in an area you cannot see.
Bothlancezneighbor
Nov 7, 2003 8:55 PM
The Cortisone won't replace the silicon sheeting, both will just help a minor bit but it's best to use anything that contibutes a small improvement. And of course don't forget the sunblock.
Cortisone shotSadlebred
Nov 8, 2003 6:04 AM
I've never heard that about cortisone...interesting. I'll have to look into it. Silicon sheeting was orginially recommended to me a few years ago by my surgeon after reconstructive surgery. I never checked into it then b/c my scars are in an area you cannot see.
Cortisone shot -- to heck with thatfrozentwin
Nov 8, 2003 10:36 AM
I say a shot of Jack Daneils bets the fire outta Cortisone. Be proud of your scars; its the record of where and what (but probably not why)