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What s the treatment for keloid doctor?

What s the treatment for keloid doctor?

Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial. ...Read more

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Acidosis (Definition)

Normally our body chemistry is kept in a narrow range, and in particular the amount of acid in the body is kept within a narrow range. The amount of acid is measured by a value called the ph. It is normally a value between 7.35 and 7.45, values below 7.35 are considered to be "acidotic" a patient with this value of the blood chemistry ...Read more


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Are keloids hereditary?

Are keloids hereditary?

Not really: Folks of African descent tend to form keloids more readily than other folks, but it's famously unpredictable. Why one individual gets them and another doesn't, and why one injury forms keloids and the next doesn't are minor mysteries of medicine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of keloids?

What are the symptoms of keloids?

Keloids: Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. ...Read more

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I have a keloid. What should I do?

I have a keloid. What should I do?

Options include: Depending on the location , size, time duration etc...Options include steroid injection, silicone gel application, rexcision of scar and proper closure with steriod injection and finally radiation to scar. ...Read more

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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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Which products really work for keloids?

Which products really work for keloids?

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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What's an effective treament for a keloid?

What's an effective treament for a keloid?

See Plastic Surgeon: Dependind upon the size and location the treatments can be > 1. Course of cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections and/or application of pressure 2. Removal of keloid and course of cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections and application of pressure 3. X-ray treatments 4. Removal and x-ray treatments - all of them can have side effects - see a plastic surgeon and discuss all options and decide the treatment you want to undergo. ...Read more

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What are the modern methods to removing keloids?

What are the modern methods to removing keloids?

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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Is keloid curable?

Is keloid curable?

Treatment available: Keloid scars can be avoided with silicone sheeting and steroid injections. Once a keloid has already been established it can be excised and treated with subsequent steroid injections or low-dose radiation. Excision alone usually results in recurrence of the kulik. ...Read more

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Is keloid can be curable?

Is keloid can be curable?

Improve not remove: While a variety of treatments can be used for keloid , they will generally only improve and not remove the scar or at least replace it with a smaller scar. This includes excision, revision, pressure therapy, steroid injections, 5-fu injections, silicone feel sheeting, radiation therapy, and more. ...Read more

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Is 5-fu for keloids safe ?

Yes: Yes it's safe if used as localized injection. There's minimal risk of significant systemic absorption if using small amounts. Important to limit total amount of drug injected so no problem with small scars but if there are lots of big keloids covering the body then need to treat small areas at a time to limit drug exposure. ...Read more

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How can keloid skin be fixed?

How can keloid skin be fixed?

Surgery/Injection: There are many options to try to deal with this difficult problem that has a high recurrence rate. Injections with steroids, surgical excision or radiation therapy are some of the options. Talk with a plastic surgeon in your area to try to figure out a treatment plan for your specific concerns. ...Read more

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What is the cure for keloids?

What is the cure for keloids?

Keloid treatment: There is no "cure" for keloids. 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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What's keloid scarring due to?

What's keloid scarring due to?

Missused Word: Most bad scars are simply "hypertrophic scars" from poor healing, location, or improper closure. Keloid is a disease of healing. The definition includes the statement that the "scar exceeds the bounds of the original injury". Most common in asian and african patients. Treatment is difficult and can include; radiation, steroid injections, excision, pressure, or chemo therapy agents. ...Read more

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Where can I buy keloid removal?

Where can I buy keloid removal?

See plastic surgeon: I am not aware of any home remedies for keloids; i think it is time to seek professional help. Keloids and hypertrophic scars (not the same thing) can be treated with a variety of modalities, but I am not aware of any good home remedies for them. Get it evaluated so you can evaluate the plusses and minuses of the available approaches for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the best oil for keloids?

What's the best oil for keloids?

Not Sure: I'm not aware of an oil that effectively treats keloids. The best treatment for a true keloid is a combination of surgical excision, corticosteroid injection, radiation therapy, and topical silicone gel usage for at least three months continuously. ...Read more

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Why do some get keloid scarring ?

Why do some get keloid scarring ?

Not fully understood: I have written a paper with over 100 references and the one thing i learned is that these are neatly impossible to predict not fully understand. Clearly there is a racial predilection with blacks:asians:whites having ratios of 19:6:1. However, these do occur quite commonly in whites and sometimes in one body area and not others. ...Read more

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How much can a keloid removal cost?

How much can a keloid removal cost?

Keloid: Depends on your insurance. Some insurance companies cover the cost and some donot. The cost of keloid excision for uncovered insurance depend on the size and the procedure, in hospital or in office. Find a plastic surgeon who deals with keloids. ...Read more

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What is a good OTC cure for keloids?

What is a good OTC cure for keloids?

Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

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