A 35-year-old member asked:
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what happens if you pick your keloid?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Grows: If you manipulate a keloid it could grow larger or become infected.
Answered on Dec 4, 2017
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Keloid: It can be infected. If you keep picking on it- it can grow bigger. So , stop picking your keloid.
Answered on Aug 27, 2017
Dr. John Walker
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential!
Answered on Apr 9, 2017
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Don't!!!: Keloids don't like to be messed with! see a plastic surgeon to talk about removal!
Answered on May 28, 2016

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Keloids: Most keloids do not come back after they regress. whoever, occasionally, a keloid will regain momentum if there is additional injury to the scar.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Sorry....: We can find ice in 'Pluto'. But can't find the cause keloid........it is not beneficial to the health industry to find the cause of disease......it do ... Read More
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