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How to get rid of very large ear keloid?

How to get rid of very large ear keloid?

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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Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

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


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I had an ear keloid removed but there is still some keloid tissue within my ear. Is there are way to get rid of it?

Unfortunately: since a keloid is a overgrown "scar" remocing it often just "generates" another scar..especially in people who are "prone" to keloid formation! I would suggest you consult a Board Certified Dermatologist with an "interest" in this condition! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that i've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably wont develop keloids?

My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that i've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably wont develop keloids?

Avoid nickel : I have found that jewelry alloys containing nickel are more prone to keloid formation as opposed to pure gold or titanium jewelry. ...Read more

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Bottom hole and my lobes are fine. Could these ear bumps be keloids? How do I get rid of them?

Bottom hole and my lobes are fine. Could these ear bumps be keloids? How do I get rid of them?

Yes: Yes it could be, especially if you belong to a non-white race group. Keloids are far more common in darker skinned races, the darker, the higher the risk of it being a keloid. You can get silicone coated pressure stud earrings to reduce them, do not cut out, will grow larger! see my answers on treatment in this site. ...Read more

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What can I do or take to get rid of keloids from ear piercings?

What can I do or take to get rid of keloids from ear piercings?

Depends how bad: Minor ones can improve with steroid injections and pressure earrings. More severe ones will likely need surgical excision and external radiation to minimize the risk of it coming back. ...Read more

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I have problem with my left ear. It has a keloid on top of it. Need to remove. My problem is won't it come back again?

Certainly possible: Because you have the keloid, you have a greater possibility of recurrence If you decide to have it removed, make sure a Plastic Surg does it. There are some things that can be done with and just after the removal to decrease the recurrence rate, but there always the possibility of recurrence. ...Read more

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I got my ears pierced and got keloids i want a tattoo and i haven't had got keloids on other parts from getting deep cuts or scrapes should I get it?

I got my ears pierced and got keloids i want a tattoo and i haven't had got keloids on other parts from getting deep cuts or scrapes should I get it?

Keloids: Keloids can form after skin injuries from: acne, burns, chickenpox, ear piercing, minor scratches, cuts from surgery or trauma, vaccination sites, tattoos. Do not get the tattoo. ...Read more

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I got keloids from ear piercings 2x, they went down but i want either my navel or nose pierced. Which one would less likely develop a keloid?

Keloid prone: It appears that you are keloid prone and therefore you are tempting fate and likely to experience another adverse reaction. However, the truth, is that true keloids rarely go down and it is likely you are experiencing a reaction to the metal or a hypertrophic scar. ...Read more

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