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Ear Drum Scarring
Depends, Most Hidden: For reconstructive ear surgery, scars can be visible depending on what needs to be corrected. For cosmetic ear pinning (otoplasty), the scars are usually hidden either behind the ear or within an ear crease. Inner ear surgery may require an incision behind the ear, which is also well hidden. ...Read more
Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more
Several options...: First, you need to make sure it is, in fact, a keloid. If it is, there are several options. We have had very good results with surgically removing the keloid and then performing a series of steroid injections directly into the operative wound starting about three weeks postoperatively. Other options include pressure treatment and low dose radiation. See a plastic or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a scar on my ear from a surgery to remove a keloid, it is soft but growing. It also has some red and pick coloring. Should it be examined?
Keloid: After surgery a keloid can re-occur. I suggest an evaluation to see if kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are needed to decrease the possibility of it starting all over again. Also you need to make sure that there is nothing else going on like an infection. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For whoever knows about dermatology, I had a keloid removed on my ear months back and I need to know the best scar removing cream to remove the scar?
I have a hypertrophic scar(1inch) on my neck, under the rt ear. I was due to over healing of a cut. Please suggest remedies. I have tried silicon gel.
Hi.I'm really scared. My ears has been swollen for days with cold scars on my ear. My lmyp nodes were also swollen.was is it herpes? (Never had sex).
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