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Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Keloids are scar tissue that have overgrown the original site of the initial injury ...Read more


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Does keloid return after steroid injection?

It may: Keloid scars are very difficult to treat. If good response from steroid injection, result may be permanent. Unfortunately keloids occasionally recur and require additional treatment. ...Read more

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Recieved overdose of steroid injection into keloid and now there is discoloration on the skin should I be worried ? Will it return to normal ?

Maybe: While the skin color can be distorted after steroid injections, the color might return given time. Frequently, however, the change may be permanent. Only time will tell. There may be treatment options including laser which may be effective. ...Read more

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I have a keloid grown 15 years back on the right shoulder from a small operation. I tried steroid injection several times, not worked. What options?

I have a keloid grown 15 years back on the right shoulder from a small operation. I tried steroid injection several times, not worked. What options?

Keloid: I have never seen a keloid that i could not resolve with kenalog injections once a month for 4-10 months. What strength was the kenalog? Start with 40mg/cc and then gradually decrease the concentration. ...Read more

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Is there any topical cream steroid you will recommend for keloid before the kenalog injection?

Is there any topical cream steroid you will recommend for keloid before the kenalog injection?

Check with your Dr: Steroids do have side effects. You need to be under a physicians care to use the more potent steroids. Topical cortisone is avaiable over the counter and can help with itching but it is not strong enough to influence scarring. ...Read more

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I got my ear pierced and developed a keloid (piercing didn't close). With steroid injections is there a chance it will grow back to its original size?

I got my ear pierced and developed a keloid (piercing didn't close). With steroid injections is there a chance it will grow back to its original size?

PISR: If you had a recent piercing and developed a lump it could be due to infection and in this situation see your doctor for treatment of the infection & avoid steroids. If your physician or plastic surgeon have told you that you have a true keloid then they will recommend pisr treatment sequence (pressure, injection, surgery, radiation) or a variation thereof.Steroid shots will not cause the recurrence. ...Read more

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I've three keloids on my ears due to piercing. Should i go for steroid injections? Are they safe ?

Safe=yes,effective=?: Steroid injections are typically safe when performed properly to reduce problematic scarring. However, true keloids of the ear after piercing, in my experience, usually require complete excision. ...Read more

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How deep is the injection of steroid for a keloid scar from Achilles surgery?

How deep is the injection of steroid for a keloid scar from Achilles surgery?

Extreme caution....: This is a tricky area to do steroid injections. Maybe try some topical verapamil cream first to try and reduce the keloid. It couldn't hurt to try topical first. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more