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Adhesion Vs. Keloid
Stable vs growing : An adhesion is a scar anywhere in the body (not just the skin) that physically causes two structures to become adherent and is a common cause for bowel obstruction. They remin stable in size over time. Keloids are scars that have a tendency to grow over time and more likely occur on the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more
The area affected: Hypertrophic scars are raised scars that do not spread beyond the boundry of the original scar. A keloid is a scar that continues to grow, extending well outside the boundary of the original scar site. That is, it spreads into areas of previously normal non-scarred skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between scar tissue and keloid? Can ultrasound be used to reduce both? Are there any other ways to get rid of it? What can I do?
Scars/ keloids: A keloid is a raised scar that grows beyond the original cut. The most common places for it are the earlobes and chest. Scar tissue is a normal part of the healing process. Keloids can be treated with steroid injections, silicone dressings, pressure earrings, and surgical excision with radiation to reduce the risk of recurrence. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to decide which treatment. ...Read more
Hypertrophic scar: A hypertrophic scar appears as a raised, red scar. A keloid is similar but extends beyond the boundary of the scar. There are treatments available to improve either. ...Read more
Steroid Injections: You can clean it and apply ointment if you want. It won't help it or hurt it. If this is a true keloid scar, you can get improvement in the appearance of the scarring by applying silicone gel or flattening it out with serial steroid injections. I like to use kenalog (triamcinolone) 10 and have the patients come in at monthly intervals, usually about 3, for a series of treatments. See your doctor for options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Keloids: Keloids do not require injection. If your keloid is not aesthetically pleasing, you will need to have it excised. Some physicians inject steroids into the new scar. But no definitive benefit has been shown. Blacks and asians are prone to keloids. Consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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