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What Causes Ear Keloids
Unlikely: The earrings. Simple piercing can cause it or low grade infection. ...Read more
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
Only if u want more: I would not advise this. Obviously you have a predilection to develop keloids and this may increase the size of the existing keloid. I have seen some keloids due to allergic reactions so p, eased use a poor gold or titanium product devoid of nickel if you are determined to pierce. ...Read more
Usually from trauma: In patients prone to forming keloids, any skin injury can lead to keloid formation. On the ear lobes this is usually from ear piercing. When these patients heal, their bodies form excessive scar tissue that results in a keloid scar. No one is exactly sure why certain patients get these scars and their behavior is unpredictable. ...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
Can I get any other piercings on my body if have a keloid left from getting my ears pierced a few years ago?
What to do if I have a keloid the size of a dimemaybe a tad bigger on my right ear that I'm trying to remove?
Hey. I wanted to ask about keloids treament, I have 3 keloids on my ears due to piercing. What should I go for please advice me?
Not likely serious: This is either a hypertrophic scar or keloid and may benefit from pressure therapy and possible steroid injections with 5fu (fluorouracil) if unresponsive. If it is the former, it may be due to an allergy to one of the metals used and pure gold piercings tend to have a lower incidence. If it is a true keloid, you should avoid altogether. ...Read more
My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that I've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably won't develop keloids?
Avoid nickel: I have found that jewelry alloys containing nickel are more prone to keloid formation as opposed to pure gold or titanium jewelry. ...Read more
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 that 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
Depends how bad: Minor ones can improve with steroid injections and pressure earrings. More severe ones will likely need surgical excision and external radiation to minimize the risk of it coming back. ...Read more
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There is a keloid inside my earlobe. How do I fix it? What will happen if it stays in my ear? What exactly is it?
Keloid: Keloid is basically a form of scar which is basically excessive healing tissue accumulating in a place where there was a wound. It's not malignant but it does not usually resolve on its own. There are various forms of removing it but one of the most common is intralesional steroid injection in order to make it smaller. There are other modalities that can be used as well. See a dermatologist for this. ...Read more
I had an ear keloid removed but there is still some keloid tissue within my ear. Is there are way to get rid of it?
Since a keloid is a overgrown "scar" remocing it often just "generates" another scar. Especially in people who are "prone" to keloid formation!
I would suggest you consult a Board Certified Dermatologist with an "interest" in this condition!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Is getting your ears pierced for the first time at for my 14 year old risky if you have a family history of keloids?
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
So I wanna know if I can get a tattoo? So I wanna know if I can get a tattoo? When I was in 8th grade I got my ears pierce 2-3 weeks after that I got a keloid but didn't know it was until my 10 grade yr. It really wasn't noticeable it was small but when I
I: I definitely would not recommend getting a tattoo. You already know that you are prone to keloids, so any injury to the skin, including a tattoo can predispose you to more. I would highly recommend avoiding any unnecessary procedure to your skin, because keloids are difficult to treat and often cannot be treated effecively. ...Read more
I got a bump around my ear piercing. It’s not a new piercing, I want to know if it’s a cyst or keloid. When I took my earrings out, it started to bleed. When I scratched it, it bled also.?
I've three keloids on my ears due to piercing. Should I go for steroid injections? Are they safe?
My ear started to bleed a little bit. I've heard about keloids, but is it just an infection or what?
See belowr: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more