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I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 4:32pm On May 15
Good day all. I'll try to be brief and detailed.

I had to open a new account to stay anonymous because most of my friends come here to read news.

Pardon my english please. It all started in April of 2018. My friend told me that there was this trader nearby who needed our help to move her container shop. I think we were 6 in number or so that went to do the job. After which we were paid 400 naira each, some got 300.

While moving the container to the spot she directed us, the guy beside me left the container without informing me or should I say his hands slipped off. (Only God knows). The container gave me a deep sharp cut on my left arm.

There and then, I was rushed to a nearby chemist store to dress the wound, at the expense of the owner of the container, but I refused to take tetanus injection. For more than 6 months, the wound was taking forever to heal.

Around October 2018, My mum took me to one hospital near our house. It was when the doctor told us that the wound has already been infected, that was why it refused to heal or close up, and that the alternative was to cut off the infected surface and then stitch it up. After all and all, my mum paid 2 to 4k, (I've forgotten the exact amount). I was booked for operation on Friday morning.

I got to the hospital around 10 in the morning. The doctor gave me some injections on my left arm. She told me to lie down on the bed and close my eyes. tongue Before then, I think I saw one of the nurses giving her the surgical blade (very sharp). shocked shocked There and then, she proceeded to cut of the infected surface, which I think lasted roughly 1 hour. After that, she began to stitch it up. I could feel what was going on grin grin but I don't think it hurt me either, maybe it was because of the injection. When she was done, she used plaster to cover it up and told me to be coming for injections for one week.

After one week, I went back to the hospital, where one of the nurses had to remove the plaster and surgical thread after bombarding my buttocks with injections for 7 days. grin grin After some days, I noticed the surface began to inflate on a daily basis. We went back the hospital and the doctor told my mum to buy what the Igbos call Abuba Eke (snake skin) to rub on the surface. After using it for some days, I noticed it wasn't working, which means it was not the original Abuba Eke.

Fast forward to March of 2019, we went to another hospital, where we met one doctor like that, I can't remember what they called him but I think he's in charge of skin related issues. (That was not before paying 2k for card). Even after explaining our predecament to him, he still insisted we should get the card.

After that, he directed us to Orchard Pharmacy, to go get one injection like that. It's sold for 2k and the bottle is very small. He said it would be the best treatment, that after giving me the injection for like 2 or 3 times, it would flatten the scar, because it was a keloid scar and that if I should decide to operate on it, which he would advise us not to, that it might still come back after sometimes in a bigger form. All this made me scared. sad

Well, we came back with the bottle injection which he gave me 3 times right beside the scar, it was very painful but I am a man. grin grin After sometimes, I noticed the scar got inflated and was like about to get burst. When we got home, It was now flatter than it was. Due to money issues, we didn't go back to the hospital. (Chai, I must make am) sad

Now, I am very confused at this point. I don't know if I should go to the village to collect the Abuba Eke (snake skin) my grandma bought to be using on the scar or we should go back to the hospital (in search of the man, that's if he's still there) to collect the remaining injections.

I know my case is not the worst and I still have hope because I believe, My current situation is not my final destination.

Please I need your help and contributions.

NB: Please don't come here to tell me to go and make money first, as if money equals peace of mind. sad sad

I'd be grateful if it gets to the front page.

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 4:43pm On May 15
I've been trying to upload photos of the scar, before and after operation, all to no avail. Please how can I do that?
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Akunwafor(m): 4:44pm On May 15
Just buy a topical steroidal cream.

Should ease the scaring a bit.























I understand why you feel insecure about your scar. Na mostly ruggedmen dey get scar like that and if Sars see you, dem go specially reason you because of the scar.

Anyhoo, you could make wearing long sleeve shirts a habit.

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Righteousness89(m): 4:54pm On May 15
Scar or no scar.. It's only you that can make yourself what you want!

A Scar should not be a Reason to feel inferior, timid and all that!

You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made...

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Kenoxman(m): 5:02pm On May 15
grin
Oga na on top this small scar u dey para ??
See ehn.... If u are totally honest with yourself, this scar is the least of ur problems.
I'm glad u know fully well how to fix ur esteem problem even though u have chosen to shy away from it. Sad, u even warned us beforehand it's a no-go area.
See until u face ur problem squarely, it will forever toment u no matter how u deny it.

All this problem just because of #400. Now how much has it cost u both financially, emotionally and otherwise.
The truth is bitter but someone must say it.
I'm talking to myself too because I have my own peculiar problems I'm tackling.
I come in peace.

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by dulux07(m): 5:14pm On May 15
Don't think you really understand the word "introvert" undecided
Go back to the hospital, a standard hospital should have your medical records irrespective of who treated you then.

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Felyyaks(f): 6:07pm On May 15
If you had taken the tetanus injection,you wouldn't have gone through all the stress.
Anyways you shouldn't feel inferior because of the scar,with the right medication it will disappear though gradually.

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by determination26: 6:38pm On May 15
Bro, think about it from this angle, at least it wasn't your face. As long as the injury does not cause any form of disability, you're good to go?

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 7:31pm On May 15
Akunwafor:
Just buy a topical steroidal cream.


Which cream can you recommend for me please?

Should ease the scaring a bit.

























I understand why you feel insecure about your scar. Na mostly ruggedmen dey get scar like that and if Sars see you, dem go specially reason you because of the scar.

Anyhoo, you could make wearing long sleeve shirts a habit.
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 7:34pm On May 15
Righteousness89:
Scar or no scar.. It's only you that can make yourself what you want!

A Scar should not be a Reason to feel inferior, timid and all that!

You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made...


Ya. Thanks a lot

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 7:37pm On May 15
Kenoxman:
grin
Oga na on top this small scar u dey para ??
See ehn.... If u are totally honest with yourself, this scar is the least of ur problems.
I'm glad u know fully well how to fix ur esteem problem even though u have chosen to shy away from it. Sad, u even warned us beforehand it's a no-go area.
See until u face ur problem squarely, it will forever toment u no matter how u deny it.

All this problem just because of #400. Now how much has it cost u both financially, emotionally and otherwise.
The truth is bitter but someone must say it.
I'm talking to myself too because I have my own peculiar problems I'm tackling.
I come in peace.

I understood you, Man!
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 7:38pm On May 15
dulux07:
Don't think you really understand the word "introvert" undecided
Go back to the hospital, a standard hospital should have your medical records irrespective of who treated you then.

Okay bro
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 7:39pm On May 15
Felyyaks:
If you had taken the tetanus injection,you wouldn't have gone through all the stress.
Anyways you shouldn't feel inferior because of the scar,with the right medication it will disappear though gradually.

Okay. But with which right medication?
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Felyyaks(f): 7:58pm On May 15
somehelpington:


Okay. But with which right medication?

I may not be that experienced, but a visit to a doctor or pharmacist will help.

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 8:42am On May 16
Felyyaks:


I may not be that experienced, but a visit to a doctor or pharmacist will help.

Alright. Thanks a lot
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by ChybuzzDD(m): 9:15am On May 16
Felyyaks:
If you had taken the tetanus injection,you wouldn't have gone through all the stress.
Anyways you shouldn't feel inferior because of the scar,with the right medication it will disappear though gradually.

Anti tetanus injection(TT) wouldn't have prevented the wound infection.
TT only prevent infection by tetanus, and not by other bacteria(Clostridium tetani, which is responsible for tetanus, doesn't cause wound infection).
Most wound infections are caused by the normal skin flora, like Staph and Strep species, before being joined by Pseudomonas and others.
Proper wound care plus/minus appropriate antibiotics(which you can't get from a "Chemist" shop) is what would have prevented the wound infection and excessive scar formation.

Most times, we Nigerians incur more expenses while trying to preserve it.

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by ChybuzzDD(m): 9:32am On May 16
somehelpington:
I've been trying to upload photos of the scar, before and after operation, all to no avail. Please how can I do that?

I'm a Plastic Surgeon, and from the picture I've seen, this shouldn't be too much of a worry to you, considering it's small extent, height, location, and the fact you're a man, unless you now have acquired enough money to spend.

It's more of what we call Hypertrophic scar than a Keloid(keloids would never stop growing, and would have personal and family histories).

Being a Hypertrophic scar, it will slightly flatten out with time. But if you must remove it, then, a Pladtic Surgeon will know better how to go about it.

Steroid injections, creams, etc, become less effective as scars become older. The best result would have been achieved at the earlier stage they started you on that injection (probably Kenalog).

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by shollish(m): 10:17am On May 16
I even thought it's on the face

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 2:50pm On May 16
ChybuzzDD:


I'm a Plastic Surgeon, and from the picture I've seen, this shouldn't be too much of a worry to you, considering it's small extent, height, location, and the fact you're a man, unless you now have acquired enough money to spend.

It's more of what we call Hypertrophic scar than a Keloid(keloids would never stop growing, and would have personal and family histories).

Being a Hypertrophic scar, it will slightly flatten out with time. But if you must remove it, then, a Pladtic Surgeon will know better how to go about it.

Steroid injections, creams, etc, become less effective as scars become older. The best result would have been achieved at the earlier stage they started you on that injection (probably Kenalog).


Thanks sir. Good to know you're a surgeon, but I don't have money to spend. I just want it to flatten that's all. What do you suggest I should do at this point in time?

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by somehelpington: 9:20am On May 20
Please help get this topic to the front page. I need more suggestions. Have a nice day
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Babatunde40(m): 9:59am On May 20
This small scar? Don;t you have long sleeve? Wear long sleeve shirts. Problem solved

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Sirdohgne: 9:59am On May 20
I don
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Joefat(m): 9:59am On May 20
Really
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by gungab(m): 10:01am On May 20
Eyah
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Sunisonflex39(m): 10:01am On May 20
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thanks
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by xcabczyxabczzzz: 10:02am On May 20
Baba comut chop life, most people gat their bullshit to reason about.

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Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Lumig: 10:02am On May 20
grin
Re: I Have Turned Into An Introvert Because Of My Scar. Please Help by Sirdohgne: 10:02am On May 20
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