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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the cure for keloids?

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Dr. Christian Stallworth
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Keloid treatment: There is no "cure" for keloids. Keloids can be problematic, particularly if enlarging, are painful or itch, or ulcerated and bleed. For small ones silicone sheeting or gels may help decrease redness and height, but there is very little you can do on your own. Treatment typically requires steroid injections, excision with repair, or a combination of both.
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Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
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!
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A 40-year-old member asked:

I have a keloid. What should I do?

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Dr. Eric Khairalla
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Options include: Depending on the location , size, time duration etc...Options include steroid injection, silicone gel application, rexcision of scar and proper closure with steriod injection and finally radiation to scar.
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