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what causes keloid?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Keloid: Excessive collagen growth in a scar (healing tissue).

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What happens if you pick your keloid?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Grows: If you manipulate a keloid it could grow larger or become infected.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is keloid curable?

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Keloid therapy: Keloids are abnormal scar formation beyond the area of injury. As for a "cure", very doubtful since there is a genetic predisposition to their occurrence. Treatment options are pressure, steroid injections, excision, and radiation, or a combination of these. Seek in person evaluations with a boarded plastic surgeon. Hope this has helped.
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Dr. Mike Bowman commented
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
The tendency for keloids can't be "cured," but individual keloids can usually be treated and hopefully controlled.
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A 38-year-old male asked:

What is the cause and treatment for keloid?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Million $ question: The answer to this question has eluded investigators for hundreds of years. Keloids are an excessive and uncontrolled healing response to injury that results in fibrous scar tissue that extends beyond the limits of the initial injury.
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Hi there, can you please tell me what causes keloid? Can it be cured? Thanks

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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 19 years experience
Scar: A keloid is just a prominent scar. Some people simply get more prominent scars when they are injured; it is not dangerous or a sign of something more serious. Treating keloids, however, can be difficult, as trying to cut them out can sometimes cause more scarring. There are treatments such as steroid injections, laser or other; see your primary care provider or a dermatologist.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

What are the causes keloids?

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Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Hypertrophic scar: It is overactive tissue healing by forming more scar than normally required . It tends to be genetic

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