Our professionals would like to give you some information regarding the healing process that follows your child’s cleft lip or palate surgery. There are many questions a parent may have following a child’s scar, which is likely to happen from surgery. Our birth defects attorneys believe that being informed is that best thing you can do for your child and his or her health, so please enjoy the following post.
Common Scar Concerns
Many parents are alarmed after their child’s surgery when new scars are red. During the healing process, the body re-routes blood vessles to the scar to bring an extra supply of blood, creating that red color. The red will progressively darken for about three months and will be raised off the skin and stiff to the touch. Eventually, the scar will fade, soften, and flatten. Ultimately, the scar should look like a soft, flat, white line.
Your child’s scar is permanent but as it becomes more mature, it will be less noticeable than when it was new. Healing is different from person to person, and many people have scars that are barely noticeable. However, using vitamin E to heal the scar is a largely futile effort, as there has been no conclusive evidence linking vitamin E to scar healing. Essentially, you need to be patient and wait for the scar to heal.
Birth Defects Attorneys of New Jersey and Philadelphia
Our experienced and caring professionals are standing by to assist you with your legal needs. Many times people need the services of birth defects attorneys, yet they do not even realize it. For example, the FDA has recently announced that Topamax (Topiramate) has been downgraded to a Category D Pregnancy drug, meaning that there are negative effects associated with the use of Topamax during and before pregnancy. If you believe that Topamax was responsible for your child’s birth defect please contact the Mininno Law Office at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia for free consultations and case evaluations.