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will propolis gel help clear up keloid scarring on a piercing

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juris Bunkis
47 years experience Plastic Surgery
More Keloid!: I would not do it - could end up with an even bigger keloid!
Dr. Richard Tholen
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
It gets bigger/worse: Stimulating more healing is the worst thing to do for keloids, which are caused by over-aggressive healing (genetic) tendencies. That's why surgery is ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is no magic scar cream for keloid scars. Silicone gel sheeting (otc), intralesional steroids, surgical removal, and laser are a f ... Read More
Dr. John Walker
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Silicone gel: Whatever brand you use, get a silicone gel, either mederma, kelocote, or myscaraway, these preparations are what you need. The stickers work even bett ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Colen
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: If you truly have a keloid there is really not much any of the topical scar treatments can offer. A keloid scar is one that has growth larger than th ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
No: See a dermatologist. Steroid injections into the keloid will help. Can also be combined with liquid nitrogen. Expect several treatments. It will look ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several options...: First, you need to make sure it is, in fact, a keloid. If it is, there are several options. We have had very good results with surgically removing the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unclear: Are you asking how to get rid of hypertrophic scars or the tea tree oil? I assume the former. If so, there are several answers for treatment of hype ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Excess scar: Unlikely a keloid (defined as a scar that grows outside the edges of the scar) and more likely a hypertrophic scar (excess reaction). Silicone gel sh ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Will not help keloid: Keloid is very hard to treat and needs the expertise of the dermatologist. Unlikely the above treatments will fix keloid
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Gently!: Any piercings should removed gently to avoid trauma which can increase scarring. If you are removing the piercing because of infection, topical antib ... Read More

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