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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Would it be ok to tie a rubber band around my ear keloid? I would make sure to keep it clean etc. Steroid shots and surgery haven't worked.
My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that i've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably wont develop keloids?
I have a keloid on the back of my ear where i had it pierced..Is it possible to re pierce my ear through the keloid ? And would it be painful? Thanks
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my ears pierced and got keloids but they went down. Cuts and burns i get on my body don't make keloids. Can i get a navel or nose piercing?
Is there an otc treatment/cream for keloids on ear piercings? Also will sea salt soaks help it go down? Or is my only option a steroid injection??
Yes: If it is small, you can use compression earrings which are clip-ons with a large surface area that exceeds the diameter of the keloid. Try to get the king that have silicone surfaces in contact with the skin. These are avail. online & used to be marketed as Glori earrings. Better, combine this treatment with excision by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Stepwise to keloids: The approach to keloids is nearly the same no matter where they occur: pressure, silicone sheeting, steroid injections, posssible 5 fu injections, possible intralesional excision, possible radiation therapy as well emerging or investigational immunotherapy treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if u want more: I would not advise this. Obviously you have a predilection to develop keloids and this may increase the size of the existing keloid. I have seen some keloids due to allergic reactions so p, eased use a poor gold or titanium product devoid of nickel if you are determined to pierce. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually from trauma: In patients prone to forming keloids, any skin injury can lead to keloid formation. On the ear lobes this is usually from ear piercing. When these patients heal, their bodies form excessive scar tissue that results in a keloid scar. No one is exactly sure why certain patients get these scars and their behavior is unpredictable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer