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After scaring, it is quite natural for an individual to have some kind of scarring and tissues form over the wound to repair the same. In Keloid these tissues tend to have a rather hard structure and they form in excessive growth leading to Keloids. This is a problem that affects all body parts and can happen anywhere. Common symptoms include lumpy formation of skin tissues, itchy and patchy skin, scarring area that continues to grow.
HOW IS KELOID DIAGNOSED?
Keloids can be diagnosed by the doctor or dermatologist(skin specialist). Diagnosis is based on the location and appearance of the scar, and how it progresses over time. The doctor may do a physical exam and look at the details of medical and personal history to rule out any other possible diseases or conditions. A skin biopsy may be done to rule out other types of skin growths (tumors).
HOW IS KELOID TREATED?
Since Keloid is the result of the body’s attempt to repair itself, it can grow back again after being removed. While Keloids are treated by applying dressings and pads, however, in a severe case, the doctor may recommend surgery to remove it.
DID YOU KNOW?
Keloids are not harmful, but cause cosmetic concerns.