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Quickly Keloids Treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We don't really know: Why someone gets a keloid. There needs to be some sort of injury or reason for irritation in a person with that tendency. Treatments include, steroid injection, pressure therapy, excision, and radiation. Discuss this with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple options: Treatment depends upon the exact nature of the scar, its location and what prior treatments have been tried. Options may be as simple as injections of medicines that "dissolve" scar tissue to surgical removal of the scar followed by use of radiation treatments that help prevent recurrence. Compression of the scar, if feasible, can also improve it and is often used after surgery. ...Read more
What is a "PEMP"?: See a dermatologist if you are serious about reducing a keloid. Nothing without a dr's help will be effective for a significant keloid. ...Read more
Usually covered: Depends on procedure used and the DR's attitude. It is usually such a simple procedure that I charge only for brief office visit. Responses, number of treatments, and specific types of treatment vary. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment for keloids has a least chance of regrowth?Concerned with getting it as small as possible with a low chance of growing back not removal
How can I prevent keloid from forming? Is there any medication or treatment that can prevent keloids from forming? This is for a child.
Information: Keloids always occur as a result of inflammation with some type of scab such as with pimples from any cause, or scratches, or surgical wounds. Pressure with or without silicone may help. Sometimes topical seroids can help in older children (late teens), injectable steroids may be of value. There are severl over the counter preparations which also help. The is no 100% preventive measure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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