What are some treatments to help get rid of keloids?

Several options. There are a number of treatments for keloids. We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation.

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How can I prevent keloid from forming? Is there any medication or treatment that can prevent keloids from forming? This is for a child.

Natural process. For some reason, certain people who get skin injuries develop growth of excess tissue in their wounds that is bizarre and irregular. Some treatments to minimize keloid formation include steroid injections into the healing wound, use of silicone pressure dressings on it or topical steroids. Also, the injured area should be protected, kept moist and minimize stress to it. Unusual in children though. Read more...
Keloids are genetic. Don't do anything to traumatize the skin, if you can help it. No piercings, no tattoos. If you get keloids, your child may get them too. There is no preventative available. However, treatments for keloids continue to improve. Read more...
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 more...