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A 56-year-old female asked:

3 months ago i have tummy surgery and scars are keloid, i use salicylic acid and now there red and darker and sore , please help.

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 26 years experience
Wait longer: You had abdominal surgery 3 months ago. You are applying salicylic acid to it and it is worse. I would wait to apply any lotions or creams for 6 months. It is difficult to tell a hypertrophic scar from a keloid soon after surgery. Most plastic surgeons say to wait until the inflammation resolves before revising it. Wait longer then see plastic surgeon for revision or medical therapy.
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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 62 years experience
Injection of scars : May help to remove the keloid and the dark color and the pain. Injection is part of neural therapy and is done with local anesthesia , Lidocaine or procaine without preservative or epinephrine, and mixed with some traumeel. And sarapin. May need to be injected 6 or more times but will definitely be beneficial.
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Last updated Jan 1, 2023


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