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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
|Lydiamhk - Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:53 am||
Is Mederma safe for treating the scars (come from chicken pox) for a 7-month old infant?
Thanks for your advice
|Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:12 pm||
There are no human studies verifying that Mederma actually works any better than petroleum jelly, which you can get at a fraction of the cost. Since studies have not actually proven it to be helpful for adults, I would not risk using it on an infant where safety is unknown and benefits would not outweigh any possible risk. I would recommend a skin softening cream with a proven track record for safety in babies. The skin softening appears to be the only action you will achieve here anyway.
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