A 35-year-old member asked:
what happens if you pick your keloid?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Morris Westfried answered
45 years experience Dermatology
Grows: If you manipulate a keloid it could grow larger or become infected.
Answered on Dec 4, 2017
Dr. Liawaty Ho answered
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 answered
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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