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Keloid Scars

Keloid Scars

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Keloid scars are those that grow larger and lumpier than the initial wound they were healing. When a wound occurs the body produces collagen to repair it. It is an excess of collagen that can contribute to keloid scars, as it overgrows and accumulates over the wound. They are normally shiny and hairless, and frequently raised above the surrounding skin. Treatment for keloid scars can involve steroid injections or application of steroid tape to the affected areas. More extreme options include laser treatment to reduce the redness and even surgery to remove the scar, though it can grow back larger than before.

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Hello, I had a surgery 10 months ago but end up some keloids behind my ears. Nothing can touch it not even my hair as it so painful - Please help.





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I am 33 now had keloid on my chest and face since 30.went for steroid,it got flatten and came back again.dont know what to do next.





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Hello, I have a keloid on both side of my ears and at the back too. I've never had a problem with keloid before. I would like to ask for a help, on how to get rid of this keloid. Thanks





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I had an ex name on my the top of my back underneath my neck,silly i let my mate cut it out with a razor blade i am now left with a huge uncomfatable, raised red scar which drives me crazy due to itching. Ease advise me teyed steriod cream.





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In 2009 I went had a bad case of exemaybdoctor advised trying out the sunbed unfortunately I didn't know that all steroid cream should have been removed I suffered horrid chemical burns that reacted from the uv rays via the cream I have keloid scarring all over both arms and chest and neck iev had steroid injections and pressure garments and two operations which don't look much different I would love to be invited to come on your show as this is really bringing me down so much Sara





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I have got keloids in my left & right arm from chicken pix past 6-6yrs..so how shall I cure it. I am under treatment but it's slow reaction. Will bio oil be the option.





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I had surgery nearly 3 years ago now I never had operations badore and I have had cuts on my skin before but it has never been a keloid scar before I was only 15 when I had my operation and I have a keloid scar on my pubic bone and inside my belly button and sometimes my large scar can cause me a lot of pain I have had it re fashioned in hope that,that would bring down the redness and the lumpyness and I was just wondering if there is anything that I can do to stop the pain and itchiness





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I had a tiny mole on my back which used to be irritated by my bra strap so my doctor did minor surgery to remove it. I noticed it wasn't healing properly and was told it had developed into a keloid scar. My doctor sent me to a specialist who removed the hard, raised lump much bigger than my original mole and this time put steroids into the site before stitching me back up. I went back for 3 lots of steroid injections into the scar and this time it's flat but it is noticeable and I feel it pulling during exercise. My concern is that any other surgery or wound will now leave me with this type of scaring. I've never had it on any other wound before. Does anyone know if you've suffered once will it keep happening? My concern is what would happen if I ever needed a c section giving birth?





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Hi, ive never had a problem with keloid scars until about 2 years ago when i cut my shoulder. The scab was ripped off in my sleep and the cut healed to form a keloid scar. Ive contacted my gp and she said that if she removes it it could come back larger and i may not be able to have tattoos in future. Ive cut myself many times and much deeper and was wondering if the scarring is because of the scab being removed? Ive never had such bad scarring before or after this first kelpid scar.





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I have 3 keloid scars on my cheek, which just appeared a year and half ago. I have had steroid injections and taken medication from the dermatologist[roaccutane] They look just as bad as ever only now i have a big concave in my cheek caused though the steroids. I don't know where to turn, the dermatologist has said he can do no more for me. I have lost all my confidence and don't really leave my house anymore. Can anyone help me? I don't know what else to do. Thankyou.





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