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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: There are many possible treatments for keloids which range from medicine injections into the site to surgery to freezing them to radiation to laser tr ... Read More
Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Injectible steroids, laser and possible radiation first try excision and compression.

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
OTC Keloid TX?: NONE! See a surgeon to evaluate..
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
No one knows but...: I know of no formal research on this so it is impossible to say what is "the best" but there are many home remedies including apple cider vinegar, cal ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Natural process: For some reason, certain people who get skin injuries develop growth of excess tissue in their wounds that is bizarre and irregular. Some treatments ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Help skin turn over: Skin cells grow and mature from below the skin, to the surface of the skin then are sloughed off by the body. Retinoids (tretinion is one) speed up t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Sidoti
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Get a consult: Keloids are often very difficult to manage. No one treatment is successful in every patient. There are some non-surgical approaches like steroid injec ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes.: I would remove the earring and would be reluctant to have any more piercings. Usually first line treatment is steroid injection. If this fails, anoth ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
General tendency: Persons who form keloids are more likely to get them anywhere on the body. You have had them on your earlobes and might have a tendency elsewhere. Y ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
43 years experience Dermatology
Won't help, may hurt: Keloids are overgrown scars that form in response to injury to the skin. A peel won't get rid of these deeper scars, and the injury to the skin cause ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Steroid injections.: Keloids occur when the body forms excess scar tissue so surgical removal of a keloid can result in the formation of another keloid in the same spot. ... Read More
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