Skin Irritations Caused by Mederma

Nobody likes scars, which makes medicines used to treat them very popular. One of those medicines is Mederma, an over-the-counter, topical cream used to treat scars caused by acne, burns, injuries, surgery and stretch marks. There is no guarantee that scars will completely disappear; however, Mederma is intended to soften the appearance of scars. Like any medicine, Mederma can have side effects. One of the most common of which is skin irritation

Using Mederma

Mederma is usually recommended to be applied 3 to 4 times a day for 2 to 6 months. The number of applications may be reduced if skin irritation develops.

General Skin Irritation

Mederma may cause minor skin irritation such as itching, swelling, and skin discoloration.


Mederma may be used for acne scarring. Using Mederma on acne, however, may cause the condition to worsen.

Open Wounds

Do not apply Mederma to broken skin or open wounds or it may cause further irritation.


Should skin irritation occur after using Mederma, wash the affected area with soap and water and consult your physician.

Nobody likes scars