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Aspirin Paste Keloid
How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.
Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more
Hi I got a nose piercing changed from a stud to a hoop and soon after a keloid formed I ve tried salt water rinses and saline solutions for about a month with no result is there anything else I can try for example do aspirin pastes work at all before seei
No to aspirin pastes:
If you really have a keloid, Aspirin pastes will not work. Neither will any other creams, pastes, or potions.
Non surgical treatment of keloids with injections of steroids, like kenalog (triamcinolone), (triamcinolone) may improve the keloid. If this does not work after several treatments, 6 weeks apart. Then surgical excision with possible radiation therapy or kenalog (triamcinolone) injections may be needed. ...Read more
Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. Crushed aspirin... I'm afraid not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Aspirin not helpful: Taking Aspirin is not going to help the keloid. ...Read more
No: If you have a true allergy to aspirin, do not take it. ...Read more
Great question: Crushed Aspirin paste is used as a remedy for many things like wart removal. Unless there is an allergy to aspirin, it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. It is an anti inflammatory. ...Read more
May irritate skin: Aspirin works by exfoliating (removing) the layer of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin that can clog pores. There are many OTC acne products specifically made for the skin that contain aspirin(salicylic acid) also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid. These products are designed to be non-irritating to the skin. I would NOT advise using home made aspirin paste. SEE> http://bit.ly/1GzYLtx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If it is distressing, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
My daughter heard a topical paste of aspirin can help reduce inflammation of acne — I'm concerned about possible blood thinning effects — possible?
Acetylsalicylic acid: Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is an old standby for acne & is the active ingredient at ~ 2% in most otc face washes. It works by loosening old skin cells & opening blocked pores. I would be reluctant to make your own paste as the material in higher strengths is painted on warts to destroy them.(& would likely burn the skin)skin application has negligible effect on the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Aspirin paste for an ear-piercing bump get rid of it? (Along with regular saline solution cleaning)
Yes: Surgical removal of a keloid is associated with a very high recurrence rate. However, when you combine surgery with other treatments, success rates are higher. Sometimes, you can combine excision with steroid injections or external beam radiation and have much higher rates of success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scar Massage: Massage can never hurt a keloid, but may not do much either. However, massage can help a hypertrophic scar. The difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar is that a keloid is a tumor of collagen which is much larger than the original injury site. A hypertrophic scar is a thickened scar along an incision line. See a derm or facial plastic surgeon for the best treatment for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A really angry scar: A keloid is formed when a healing wound becomes inflamed and thickens. A keloid typically rises above and can be felt beneath the skin, as well. Treatment options include observation to see if they subside eventually, use of teflon film to cover lesions to try to flatten them, cortisone injections to cause atrophy, and excision. The concern with excision is that the lesion may return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer