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  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Ok I just literally fell down some cement stairs outside and I am pretty sure I am going to have a huge scab on the side of my face. How can I make it heal faster?
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    As your in the US, Neosporin.

    http://www.neosporin.com/
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I prefer the hetero cream. :D

    Aloe Vera might help.
     
  6. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Man schools going to start soon imma look like I got jumped and I am in pain. I think I might have cracked my tooth open I put some oragel on so I can't feel anything.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Just pick at it so you have a scar - chicks dig scars.

    Also - get your tooth seen to pronto at the dentist, a cracked tooth can get nasty quick-smart.
     
  8. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    If you actually want it to heal nicely, neosporin.
     
  9. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    if it is that serious you should go to see a doctor/dentist.

    there are several treatment that are effective in treating scars (or preventing/reducing their formation). None of them is homeopatic.
     
  10. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    NO! Aloe vera will not help. It is cooling and good for the skin but not for scrapes, it will dry it out and make it scar. Skunk's recommendation is a good one, Calendula homoeopathic cream. Neosporin is good too, but I only use it if there is a sign of infection, because I'm slightly allergic to it.

    My personal recommendation is, go to a health food store (where you can also find Calendula homoeopathic cream) and ask for Michael's Garlic and Goldenseal oil, or some variant. Garlic is a natural anti-bacterial, and the other oils are soothing and healing. If you can't find that, you can make your own!

    First of all for right now, just apply some olive oil, not the light, use the good stuff, extra-virgin, cold-pressed. When it dries, reapply. Then, marinate a little pressed garlic in some olive oil over night, then start using this. Sounds funny I know, but it's your best bet for clean healing with no infection and little chance of scarring.:)
     
  11. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Especially if it gets infected. Talk about SERIOUS pain! :eek:
     
  12. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok I will put some neosporen on it, will this affect my use of Retin-A cream at night?
     
  13. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    just don't put retin-A on an open wound!
     
  14. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Depending on the size of the wound, tape a piece of gauze pad over it for night time sleeping. Will make it work much better.
     
  15. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I so hope this doesn't leave a scar on my face! :mad:

    I just called mi madre she will setup an appointment with the doc tomorrow morning. :)
     
  16. skunk macrumors G4

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    Not to flog a grazed horse, but if you want to avoid scarring you should deal with it now, not tomorrow.
     
  17. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Again, I agree with skunk, be sure to keep it moist, and don't bandage it in such a way that the bandage will stick. Better a gooey mess now than a scar later.
     
  18. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok I will put some lotion on it.

    My parents are at work tonight so I can't do anything at the moment.

    Thanks guys.
     
  19. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Neo on a non-stick gauze pad, should keep it from sticking to the wound.
     
  20. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Ok, I don't know how bad it is, but don't use lotion. Neosporin or vaseline. Something a little oily. I still stand on my initial recommendation of olive oil.
     
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    Clearly your first move before jumping in the car to to buy dubious homeopathic remedies would be to clean up the wound.

    Then put Bacitracin/Neosporin/Triple-Antibiotic ointment on a gauze pad and gently tape it over the wound. Change the gauze every so often if you're bleeding.

    And get that tooth checked out asap.
     
  22. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Would petroleum jelly work to moist it up? I am just looking for what I can use....
     
  23. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Like everybody else says: neosporin. It'll heal faster that way. And yeah, see your dentist if you think you cracked a tooth, the sooner the better.
     
  24. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    No, PJ is not a good choice for a wound. An antibiotic, like Neo or such is needed to keep infection out.
     

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