my sister got in an accident and she got a 3 mm wide gash on the chin that she had to get stitches on. now the stitches are off and she has a big lump on her chin on the side where the stitches were. is this normal or does she need to get it looked at. is there anything i can get her to help make the lump disappear faster?
Since this is a recent injury, the best treatment would be application of silicone gel sheeting to the area. The lump is a result of early swelling and early scar formation. Even with no treatment, the lump will most probably disappear with time.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.