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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
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
My 28 years old scar became swollen and red 4 months ago. Antibiotic did not help. It is not painful. Can it be keloid as suggested by my doctor?
A little: Late for keloid but have it seen by dermatologist ...Read more
I have a keloid on my chest very painful and embarrassing please what the best way to get rude of it?
Hello, I have keloid on my chest for past 5 yrs. Its very painful. I had tried medicines in homeopathy but no result?
Homeopathic?: For some, "homeopathic" means a wide variety of herbs, supplements, and salves that have nothing to do with homeopathy. Classical homeopathy is a distinct system of medicine that treats your whole being in a comprehensive way. For your scar you could see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is willing to work collaboratively with a homeopathic physician: http://www. Homeopathyusa. Org. ...Read more
I have a keloid on my back. 8 months ago I got shots to make it shrink. It got smaller but is back and painful or itchy. What is the best treatment?
Repeat injections: Intralesion corticosteroid injection, such as triamcinilone, remain the most effective non-surgical treatment for keloids and are also fo benefit to prevent new keloid formation following surgical removal. Most likely your keloid is back because the injection treatment was stopped once a good response was noted but before the keloid had been fully treated. Additional injections may be needed. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for keloid scars? Or medication to ease rhe pain, they are very painful, like electrical discharges. I have them on my back.
I have keloids on my chest. They are painful + growing. Past effective treatment combined steroid shots + laser. What should I do now?
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
2nd degree burn on dorsum of hand healed with 2 keloid formations which are painful. However no contracture currently. How to remove pain n keloids?
See doctor for eval: Sometimes kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are helpful for keloids. However, depending on how extensive it is, or how wide or large it is, it may not be feasible, because usually repeated injections are needed. Plus, you have to keep sun off of it. So you need to have this evaluated, and even get second opinions from different doctors to get the best outcome. ...Read more
The back of my leg by the knee is warm, red and itchy and painful too. It's also a keloid scar from a bypass surgery 4 years ago. Is it infected?
Highly unusual: It is highly unusual for a wound to become infected 4 years after the initial procedure unless there are some foreign bodies such as permanent sutures or staples present. However, it is reasonable to see a doctor to help make this decision or to inject the scar with steroids to diminish the symptoms of an active keloid. ...Read more
Had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- I was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this..
I had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- I was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this?
We all heal differently, and if you had a full-thickness biopsy that was left to heal itself, it has likely scarred in.
A revision - removing the scar and closing the wound with dissolving stitches - may well take care of it. ...Read more
Yes: Surgical removal of a keloid is associated with a very high recurrence rate. However, when you combine surgery with other treatments, success rates are higher. Sometimes, you can combine excision with steroid injections or external beam radiation and have much higher rates of success. ...Read more
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
Scar Massage: Massage can never hurt a keloid, but may not do much either. However, massage can help an hypertrophic scar. The difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar is that a keloid is a tumor of collagen which is much larger than the original injury site. A hypertrophic scar is a thickened scar along an incision line. See a derm or facial plastic surgeon for the best treatment for you. ...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