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Keloid On Back Of Head
Fibrosis/keloid scar on my head. If I have it removed will my hair grow back through the scar? Will the scar be long and thin or round like keloid
No clear answer: After scar or keloid removal in the scalp it is unusual for the hair to grow back through the new scar. It is even possible that you could lose some hair around the new scar depending on how large the original keloid was. Keloids are somewhat prone to regrow so you could also need some cortisone shots around the new scar or even other treatments to help minimize the chance of recurrence. ...Read more
I have keloid on my shoulder and I had surgically removed it but it came back. How I can completely remove it from my skin? Suggest smthng effective.
Keloid former!: Some people literally have the genes for keloid formation. However one issue that is clear. An infected or dirty wound is much more likely to form a keloid. You can try to have it removed again, but this time take a braod antimicrobial like augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). If to know avail, focal radiation after surgery can help. ...Read more
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?
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 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
NO!!!!: If your body has already demonstrated you are a keloid former you should never pierce anything again! ...Read more
I have a small keloid on my face near my jaw and it grows every year. I want to get rid of it. What can I do and will it come back! And how much cost!
I have 4 scars on my back from skin biopsies that keloid but went down. Now 1.5yrs later they are red and swollen again. Causes/concerns/treatments?
I got my ear pierced and developed a keloid (piercing didn't close). With steroid injections is there a chance it will grow back to its original size?
PISR: If you had a recent piercing and developed a lump it could be due to infection and in this situation see your doctor for treatment of the infection & avoid steroids. If your physician or plastic surgeon have told you that you have a true keloid then they will recommend pisr treatment sequence (pressure, injection, surgery, radiation) or a variation thereof. Steroid shots will not cause the recurrence. ...Read more
I got a mole by my right eye completely removed 4 yrs ago. I just noticed a bump which I'm not sure is the mole growing back or a keloid. Insight?
Probably not keloid:
A keloid would generally appear much earlier than 4 years after mole removal. I would suggest returning to the physician who originally removed the mole to have the area examined.
Good luck! ...Read more
For whoever knows about dermatology, I had a keloid removed on my ear months back and I need to know the best scar removing cream to remove the scar?
Keloid looking on the head of my penis for a week. Doesn't hurt or itch even if I touch it. Really worried about it. What could this be?
Growth, end of penis: This could be several possible disorders. The first that comes to mind would be a wart. A chancre is also a possibility, although statistically much less likely. A visit with a physician would be extremely helpful. Most possibilities would not be cancer, but this is a distant possibility. ...Read more
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 options. Talk with a plastic surgeon in your area to try to figure out a treatment plan for your specific concerns. ...Read more
Improve, yes...: But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented skin and are characterized by scarring that exceeds the boundaries of the original wound. Numerous options exist including pressure, steroid injection, low dose radiation, and others. See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have a small keloid on my face are there any home remedies that can reduce the size and improve appearance?
It may come back : No one knows exactly why keloids form but they often follow piercings. If you have had a keloid treated most would adivse against re-piercing. If you insist then be sure to only use high quality jewelry made from 18k gold, or perhaps surgical steel or titanium. Avoid all costume jewelry. Beware of the keloid can come back or get bigger with any jewelry. ...Read more
Yes: Mostlikely, it is a keloid and can be safely ignored unless it's painul or growing. ...Read more
Yes: Keloids are an overactive healing process. Essentially the off button doesn't work after the incision has healed and overproduction of collagen creates thick scars. Keloids are different from hypertrophic scars. Keloids actually by definition must grow beyond the boundaries of the scar. Hypertophied scars are confined within but are thick and elevated. Dark skin patients are more susceptible. ...Read more
Not much: Topical silicone is about the only thing available. Coupled with a compression garment you might see some changes. Intralesional ((injected into the scar) is usually very good. Steroids, calcium channel blockers and some anti-cancer drugs will get a good response. See a plastic surgeon in your area for an evaluation ...Read more
I am suffering from keloids on my skin, their number increasing rapidly. Please suggest me the treatment for permanent cure of keloids?
No permanent cure: Good treatents are available but unfortunately there isn't a permanent cure for keloids. They are a result of abnormal scar healing caused by trauma or injury to the skin. Common causes are surgery, cuts, ear piercings, shaving, but can also result from acne breakouts and insect bites. Avpid itching, rubbing, scratching, or anything that can cause irritation of the keloid which makes it worse. ...Read more
Do true keloids form on nose at all? Have you ever had any case where there was true keloid formed? I heard they do not form there at all. Thank you.
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 more
Big difference. :
Moles are benign lesions that stable over time but may grow slowly. If they suddenly change, a biopsy may be recommended.
Keloids grow and be one larger over time and generally associated with trauma or injury or inflammation.
The keloid in the photo has been treated whereas the other smaller pigmented lesions appear more similar to moles. ...Read more
Plastic surgeon: Please see a plastic surgeon for proper management. ...Read more
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