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What is the cure for keloids?

What is the cure for keloids?

Keloid treatment: There is no "cure" for keloids. Keloids can be problematic, particularly if enlarging, are painful or itch, or ulcerated and bleed. For small ones silicone sheeting or gels may help decrease redness and height, but there is very little you can do on your own. Treatment typically requires steroid injections, excision with repair, or a combination of both. ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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What is a good OTC cure for keloids?

What is a good OTC cure for keloids?

Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for the cure of keloids on chest?

What is the best medicine for the cure of keloids on chest?

Keloid: Small keloid may respond to corticosteroid in jection.
We have been working with excision and injection of Mitomycin c in the incision with fair results. Depending on the size and the width of the keloid. ...Read more

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I am suffering from keloids on my skin, their number increasing rapidly. Please suggest me the treatment for permanent cure of keloids?

I am suffering from keloids on my skin, their number increasing rapidly. Please suggest me the treatment for permanent cure of keloids?

No permanent cure: Good treatents are available but unfortunately there isn't a permanent cure for keloids. They are a result of abnormal scar healing caused by trauma or injury to the skin. Common causes are surgery, cuts, ear piercings, shaving, but can also result from acne breakouts and insect bites. Avpid itching, rubbing, scratching, or anything that can cause irritation of the keloid which makes it worse. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for keloid? I have a keloid on my chest because of acne. How to clear the acne on my chest? If I use BP it will only prevent it.

Is there any cure for keloid? I have a keloid on my chest because of acne. How to clear the acne on my chest? If I use BP it will only prevent it.

Manage acne.: I am sorry your acne was not cared for as it should have been and you got scarred. You cannot cure it, and you will need more than benzoyl peroxide to keep trunk acne under control. Ask your physician about adding an antibiotic. A specialist can remove the keloid when your acne is under control. Results are so so. ...Read more

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Does silicone scar sheet cure keloids over a year old?

Does silicone scar sheet cure keloids over a year old?

Keloids: When a keloid forms the collagen is abnormally layed down causing the lesion to grow outside of the scar. Siilicone is good for fresh scars and hypertrophic scras however kenalog (triamcinolone) injections into the keloid is a good first round treatment option. This is routinely performed by plastic surgeons and dermatologist. ...Read more

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

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

Mixed results: Keloids are over-exuberant scarring phenomena and are seen more often in people with darker skin; so there can be some hereditary aspect to the pathology. Many treatment modalities have been used from application of pressure, to intra-lesional steroid injection, to excision, and even to radiation therapy. While keloids do not spread like a cancer, even with the above treatments that can regrow. ...Read more

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Hi there, can you please tell me what causes keloid? Can it be cured? Thanks

Hi there, can you please tell me what causes keloid? Can it be cured? Thanks

Keloids: It is unknown exactly what the cause or trigger for this abnormal scarring process is.
Delicate handling of the tissue, removable sutures and good would and incision care are the first line of treatment.
If you are forming keloids your doctor may recommend using silicone sheets or may choose to inject a steroid into the scar.
There are some newer treatments such as Imiquimod that are effective. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will keloid be cured?

Need doctor's help! Will keloid be cured?

Keloid Treatment: Keloids are "overhealing" outside of the area of actual trauma. They can be helped by injections of an anti-metabolite, 5 flourouracil, done every few weeks in the office to help soften and shrink them sometimes they have to be irradiated or excised. Nd-yag laser tx's and topical silicone can help take the redness out. Laser kills hair follicles, that may be a source of inflammation ; growth. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil cure a very very very small keloid that is on your earlobe?

Will tea tree oil cure a very very very small keloid that is on your earlobe?

I don't think so...: I am not aware of any beneficial effect of tea tree oil on scars or keloids... ...Read more

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I am going to disney world and I have a keloid scar in my Achilles tendon. Are there ways to cure this?

I am going to disney world and I have a keloid scar in my Achilles tendon. Are there ways to cure this?

Steroid Injections: If this is a true keloid scar, you can get improvement in the appearance of the scarring by flattening it out with serial steroid injections. I like to use kenalog (triamcinolone) 10 and have the patients come in at monthly intervals, usually about 3, for injections. Your scarring may be a hypertrophic scar instead of a keloid because it is in a location of motion. See your doctor for options. ...Read more

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What is Keloid?

Keloid: A keloid is a thickened scar, what we term a "hypertrophic" scar, to which some people are prone when they get cut. ...Read more

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Are keloids hereditary?

Are keloids hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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Can you remove a keloid?

Can you remove a keloid?

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 more

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Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased. ...Read more

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How can I make my keloid go away?

How can I make my keloid go away?

See a dermatologist: Two options: 1. Steroid injections slow down the scar tissue formation. 2. Surgical rejection, creating a new wound to heal. See a dermatologist to get rid of keloid safely. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of keloids?

Keloids: Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. ...Read more

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I have a keloid. What should I do?

I have a keloid. What should I do?

Options include: Depending on the location, size, time duration etc...Options include steroid injection, silicone gel application, rexcision of scar and proper closure with steriod injection and finally radiation to scar. ...Read more

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Could ice do anything to keloids?

No: Since keloids represent the deposit of an abnormal amount of scar tissue in a would one requires an agent to minimize scar formation which is usually the use of steroid injections such as kenalog (triamcinolone). ...Read more

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Can I do massages if I have keloids?

Can I do massages if I have keloids?

Keloids: Keloid occurs due to an aberration in normal wound healing. Typically occurs following surgical or traumatic wounds. In general, massage should not cause formation of keloids. ...Read more

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What happens if you pick your keloid?

Grows: If you manipulate a keloid it could grow larger or become infected. ...Read more

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Massage the keloid or leave it alone?

Massage the keloid or leave it alone?

Scar Massage: Massage can never hurt a keloid, but may not do much either. However, massage can help an 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 more

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How do I safely remove a small keloid?

How do I safely remove a small keloid?

Laser or Injection: Certain lasers can help keloids, as can injections of cortisone. So see you dermatologist or plastic surgeon as they can help with these treatments, or you can try over the counter silicone strips. ...Read more

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What is a keloid and how is it treated?

What is a keloid and how is it treated?

Keloids: Steroid injections, surgery or radiation, depending on the size of the keloid. ...Read more

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Which products really work for keloids?

Which products really work for keloids?

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! Close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

No: No it can't, but with scar treatment such as topical silicone products or steroid injections it can be greatly improved in appearance. ...Read more

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How long does it take to remove a keloid?

How long does it take to remove a keloid?

Varies: It is difficult to remove a keloid surgically because it can grow back, or grow back larger than before. Keloids can be reduced in size by freezing, injections or lasr. In some keloids a combination of treatments are used with or without pressure to flatten the keloid and decrease the pain. ...Read more