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What happens if you pick your keloid?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Grows
If you manipulate a keloid it could grow larger or become infected.

In brief: Grows
If you manipulate a keloid it could grow larger or become infected.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Don't!!!
Keloids don't like to be messed with! see a plastic surgeon to talk about removal!

In brief: Don't!!!
Keloids don't like to be messed with! see a plastic surgeon to talk about removal!
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. John Walker
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. John Walker
Dr. John Walker
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Keloid
It can be infected.
If you keep picking on it- it can grow bigger. So , stop picking your keloid.

In brief: Keloid
It can be infected.
If you keep picking on it- it can grow bigger. So , stop picking your keloid.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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