Keloids are benign (noncancerous), fibrous skin tumours. They are most common in people with darker skin and people usually develop them between the ages of 10 and 30. Both men and women are equally likely to have keloids.The symptoms of Keloids include:
• Flesh-colored, red, or pink
• Located over the site of a wound or injury
• Bumpy or ridged
• Tender and itchy
• Irritated from friction such as rubbing on clothing
HOW IS KELOID DIAGNOSED?
While Keloid doesn't always require medical attention, however, it is always advised to visit a General Surgeon/General Physician if the growth continues.
HOW IS KELOID TREATED?
keloid treatments include:
• corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation
• moisturizing oils to keep the tissue soft
• using pressure or silicone gel pads after injury
• freezing the tissue to kill skin cells
• laser treatments to reduce scar tissue
• radiation to shrink keloids
DID YOU KNOW?
Most skin injury types can contribute to keloid scarring. These include:
• acne scars
• chicken pox scars
• ear piercing
• surgical incision sites
• vaccination sites