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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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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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Please recommend how to treat my keloid?

Please recommend how to treat my keloid?

Lots of options: The treatment options vary depending upon size, location and prior treatments tried. Options range from injection therapy designed to help dissolve the excessive scar tissue, to excision with use of radiation treatments post-operatively. You should get the opinion of a plastic surgeon who will be able to narrow down your choices. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat and prevent keloids?

What is the best way to treat and prevent keloids?

Keloids: The best way to prevent keloids is never have an injury. Keloids are abnormal scars that continue to grow outside the area of injury. They tend to continue to grow, long after the injury is healed. Many treatments are available, and the correct one depends on your situation. Massage, pressure, steroid injections, scar revision and radiation are a few of the most common treatments. ...Read more

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I have two keloids, one on each shoulder. How do I treat it when they start hurting to the point of exhaustion?

Ask your doctor: Have you looked into intralesional steroid treatment for them? Ask your doctor about it. I too have a large keloid on my shoulder and it throbs, but I am used to it and I don‘t do anything for it. Of course you could try warm or cold compress as well when it hurts. ...Read more

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What do I do to treat keloids on an industrial piercing?

What do I do to treat keloids on an industrial piercing?

Keloid treatment: 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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How do I treat a keloid from a belly piercing?

How do I treat a keloid from a belly piercing?

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. After a series of injections, you can attempt excision to remove the keloid. See your surgeon for options. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat keloid scars aside from cortisone injections?

What are ways to treat keloid scars aside from cortisone injections?

Keloids: Keloids can be injected with corticosteriods, but you may ask your physician if they recommend silicone sheets that are being used for scars too. They are placed daily over the scars and left over the area to soften them. Fresh sheets are applied over and over until they flatten down. ...Read more

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I treated a 5 year old keloid at home with crushed Alka-Seltzer and it has nearly disappeared. Why? What in Alka-Seltzer worked for a keloid?

Massage of keloid: with the crushed product is most likely responsible for the reduction in size of your keloid rather than the chemicals itself. The crushed particles helped to break up the scar tissue. I'm happy this is working for you. ...Read more

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Do you think I can treat a small keloid on my neck that has been there past 10 years with silicone gel?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) injection: You can certainly give it a try to see if the keloid responds to silicone gel, but I believe that it is very unlikely. To the extent that silicone gel helps, it is generally for fresh scars or active (irritated) keloids. It is much more likely that an injection of Kenalog (triamcinolone) would be helpful. Of course, as always, you need to see a physician to have it evaluated first to see if this would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have been getting treated for my keloid by getting steroid shots every month. Can this have a side affect for a prediabetic and hasten diabetes?

I have been getting treated for my keloid by getting steroid shots every month. Can this have a side affect for  a prediabetic and hasten diabetes?

Keloids and steroids: The amount of steroid usually used for keloids is small enough and the interval with which they are used long enough to where it has only a transient effect on blood sugar. The significant effects seen with oral steroids are less since it a local delivery to a keloid. It is unlikely to cause or hasten diabetes but you should have your blood sugars monitored by your physician if you are concerned ...Read more

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A doctor that uses the combo 5 fu plus kenalog (triamcinolone) to treat keloids but I not safe ?

A doctor that uses the combo 5 fu plus kenalog (triamcinolone) to treat keloids but I not safe ?

Common treatment: Recurrent keloid scars can be very challenging to treat. Kenalog (triamcinolone) - a steroid- is very commonly used to help prevent the regrowth of keloids. In some cases 5-fu may be used as well to treat bad keloids. The doses are usually very small and safe. You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had a vulva biopsy- lots of elevated skin that is painful? Did a keloid form? How is this treated? Very painful

Had a vulva biopsy- lots of elevated skin that is painful? Did a keloid form? How is this treated? Very painful

Maybe.: It is most likely hypertrophic scar tissue. They are much more common. A hypertrophic scar is typicall not painful, develops quickly and is confined within the original incisional atea. A keloid is a benign tumor forming a mound above a scar and typically extending beyond the original incisional area. A cortisone injection will accelerate hypertrophic resolution whereas keloids are more resistant. ...Read more

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Hi,I developed Keloid on my left hand when I was below 10 yrs and had a surgery to treat it..but it had adverse effects.The scar became big post surgery. It would not pain but will only give an itchy sensation and will give me an inferior thought about ha

Hi,I developed Keloid on my left hand when I was below 10 yrs and had a surgery to treat it..but it had adverse effects.The scar became big post surgery. It would not pain but will only give an itchy sensation and will give me an inferior thought about ha

Keloid: Depending on the size excision of the area may be possible. There is still a chance of the keloid coming back but if you treat the area early with steroid and silicone or pressure garment this is reduced. Steroid injections can help shrink the area some but usually do help with any itching and burning. ...Read more

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Hi, I developed Keloid on my left hand when I was below 10 yrs and had a surgery to treat it..but it had adverse effects.The scar became big post surgery. It would not pain but will only give an itchy sensation and will give me an inferior thought about h

Hi,
I developed Keloid on my left hand when I was below 10 yrs and had a surgery to treat it..but it had adverse effects.The scar became big post surgery. It would not pain but will only give an itchy sensation and will give me an inferior thought about h

Keloid: Depending on the size excision of the area may be possible. There is still a chance of the keloid coming back but if you treat the area early with steroid and silicone or pressure garment this is reduced. Steroid injections can help shrink the area some but usually do help with any itching and burning. ...Read more