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Nose Piercing Keloid
I've been treating a keloid on my nose piercing for about a month. What can I try besides salt water rinses and saline solutions-they haven't helped?
See plastic surgeon: 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 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?
Hi I got a nose piercing changed from a stud to a hoop and soon after a keloid formed I ve tried salt water rinses and saline solutions for about a month with no result is there anything else I can try for example do aspirin pastes work at all before seei
No to aspirin pastes: If you really have a keloid, Aspirin pastes will not work. Neither will any other creams, pastes, or potions. Non surgical treatment of keloids with injections of steroids, like kenalog (triamcinolone), (triamcinolone) may improve the keloid. If this does not work after several treatments, 6 weeks apart. Then surgical excision with possible radiation therapy or kenalog (triamcinolone) injections may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variety of options: There are a variety of options ranging from steroid injections, dermabrasion/ laser resurfacing or a small office procedure to remove the scar tissue. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Nose pierced March 22 Have a bit of a keyloid inside of my nostril on the piercing What should I use to make it go away & best thing to clean piercing?
Not ordinarily: There are no nerves in the walls or septum of the nose controling facial muscles. Nose piercing is also not usually done under anesthesia. Careless or unsanitary piercing or anesthesia injection by an inexperienced or unlicensed person can result in any kind of complication or infection. If you have paralysis after facial piercing see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
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