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Does keloid return after steroid injection?

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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
?Steroid Injections?: All scars are permanent --- keloid is a scar that might be growing and/or hard and/or lumpy and/or itchy --- steroid injections may reduce the lumpiness, and itching and may stop the growth in most patients. But the basic scar will always stay even after the steroid injections.
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Dr. Earl Ferguson
28 years experience
It may: Keloid scars are very difficult to treat. If good response from steroid injection, result may be permanent. Unfortunately keloids occasionally recur and require additional treatment.
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Dr. Aradhna Saxena
undefined 20 years experience
There are many treatment options for keloids. I definitely recommend consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Sep 4, 2013
Last updated Jun 8, 2017

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