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painful keloids

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wallner
41 years experience Gynecology
See your dr: An infection, hypertrophic scar, or other problem could exist. See your doctor. You can soak in the tub and take otc pain meds for now.
Dr. Patrick Schaner
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe.: It is most likely hypertrophic scar tissue. They are much more common. A hypertrophic scar is typicall not painful, develops quickly and is confined w ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
A little: late for keloid but have it seen by dermatologist
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Keloid: See a plastic surgeon. Sometimes its treated with steroid injections and other times with surgery or both
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Homeopathic?: For some, "homeopathic" means a wide variety of herbs, supplements, and salves that have nothing to do with homeopathy. Classical homeopathy is a dist ... Read More
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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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Keloids: if you had success in the past with steroids and lasers then do that again. I would recommend a Board Certified Dermatologist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
14 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is not advisable to get another piercing at the site of keloid or other normal area as it will aggravate the problem further.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs to see doctor: Since your lesions are in the middle of the chest, shingles is unlikely since it involves only one side of the body. Keloid is not painful and thus y ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
See doctor for eval: Sometimes kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are helpful for keloids. However, depending on how extensive it is , or how wide or large it is, it may n ... Read More
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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cellulitis: Need to make sure about possibility of cellulitis. You may need antibiotics for management.
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