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How To Get Rid Of Keloids On Ear Lobe
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
What is the best procedure to get rid of keloids? Permanently? I have one on my ear cartilage on the top by my piercing.
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?
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
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
Are hard to manage
steroid shots, pressure earrings, excision, and radiation if severe. ...Read more
My ear lobes have turned dark in color. And not able to get rid of the discoloration through scrubbing. Can you please suggest me a solution.?
Ear lobes dark: My ear lobes have turned dark in color. And not able to get rid of the discoloration through scrubbing. Can you please suggest me a solution.? ANS: yes but need to look at them. Can do on video consult now till 4 AM PCT. Otherwise show to Dr and ask. ...Read more
Dermatologist: The "visibility" of the wart PLUS the high blood supply (bleeds easily of the earlobe means you are best treated by a Board Certified Dermatologist! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral! ...Read more
Hot soaks: Apply warm to hot (be careful) wet packs to this every 2-3 hours for 15-20 minutes. It should gradually come to a head and open and drain. If it doesn't you may have to visit your local doctor. ...Read more
I have a small hard ball inside one of my ear lobes and I have my ears pierced, I want to know what it could possibly be and how to get rid of it?
Ear Cysts: Benign cysts, such as sebaceous cysts, can develop on the earlobe, resulting in pain or discomfort. According to the national library of medicine, sebaceous cysts result from a collection of dead skin cells and oil produced in the oil glands of the skin and can develop on the earlobe or even inside the ear canal. ...Read more
I have a large pimple inside my ear lobe. Have tried popping it but can't because it is on the inside of the ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?
Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry and keep hair clean. A pimple will clear in a few days. ...Read more
Is there an otc cream/treatment that could help a very minor keloid on an ear piercing? Or is my only option to get steroid shots?
Small ear keloid: A small keloid can be very effectively reduced with a dilute injection of appropriate steroid. It would be a first choice, unless a prior injection was unsuccessful. Often, the cause of these keloids can be the metal punch used to create the ear hole, The hole could be ragged, trap skin cells, or scar from poor care. It occurs in all skin types, but creams are not effective. ...Read more
No easy treatment: A keloid is an excessively large scar. All scars are permanent. Some keloids will respond to steroid injections if they are small. Some may require excision followed by pressure treatments some may even be treated with radiation after excision. Unfortunately there is a high recurrence rate for keloids. ...Read more
I use steroid injections before during and after excision of the keloid with excellent clearance rates. The scar will still be there it just will be alot less noticeable if it is indeed a keloid or a large hypertrophic scar.
Make sure to use silicone gels after the repair to make sure keloid doesn't return.
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Difficult problem: A keloid is an unusual scar resulting from a minor scratch or a planned surgery. Typically they occur on the ears, shoulders and chest, although they may be anywhere, tend to be familial and may be more common in blacks. Often misdiagnosed when more commonly the scar is just unsatisfactory and "hypertrophic", treatments include surgery, cortisone, pressure and radiation. Recurrence is common. ...Read more
Severa options: There are a number of treatments for keloids. We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation. ...Read more