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We continue to apply a lanolin product to the site for several months after the initial wound has established scar tissue. This is particularly important in winter months when the air is drier and tissues can dry out, chapping and re-opening scar tissue or a nearly healed wound and rendering you back to square one. Apply a small pea-sized amount of lanolin ointment directly to the site and work it into the tissues with your fingertips for a good minute or two, as the tactile stimulation also aids tissue health and healing.
(Corona Ointment is our product of choice, but any lanolin-based ointment works well, too - these can be easily found in the baby section of your favorite store, sold as nipple cream/ointment for nursing mothers.)
REMEMBER: Lanolin is temperature-sensitive. It is a stable product, but becomes very viscous at less than normal room temperature. Keep this in mind when selecting a storage location; this stuff can be hard to work with when cold!
The use of Vitamin E Oil and Corona ointment can help tissues continue to heal after the initial wound has granulated in and scar tissue is well-formed.
We use a dab of vitamin E oil (applied with a cotton tip swap) to the area, followed by a small pea-sized amount of Corona Ointment (or other lanolin ointment) 5 minutes later. Work the Corona Ointment into the tissues with your fingertips for a good minute or two, as the tactile stimulation also aids tissue health and healing.