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are keloids hereditary?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not really: Folks of African descent tend to form keloids more readily than other folks, but it's famously unpredictable. Why one individual gets them and another doesn't, and why one injury forms keloids and the next doesn't are minor mysteries of medicine.

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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.
Jan 13, 2012
A 20-year-old member asked:

Is being keloid prone hereditary?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is a keloid and how is it treated?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Keloid: Steroid injections can sometimes help keloids. They are hypertrophic scars.
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A 51-year-old male asked:

What r keloids?Do they regrow?How to cure them?R they hereditary in nature?

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Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Hey: Keloids are overgrown scar tissue, they can regrow, the can be treated with surgery and sometimes injection, the problem is they have a tendency to regrow even after treatment, so they can be difficult to get rid off, and yes they are at least partly hereditary.

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