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Keloid got infection 3 times within 1 year .the latest is tomorrow in my same chest keloid where it infected 2 times .a little area got reddish ,with pus inside .last time dermatologist prescribed mb gel ointment .and oral anti biotic .what should I do now to get rid of infection in keloid? Please advice.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Don't worry...you are suffering from bacterial infection causing this problem... Specific medicine available for good control... Treatment depends on the severity..Do direct online consultation for detailed prescription by sending photos.
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I am suffering from keloid since childhood, please help me I have so many keloid in my body parts like thigh, hand. Please tell me the perfect treatment to cure my keloid.

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Maharajganj
I am suffering from keloid since childhood, please help me I have so many keloid in my body parts like thigh, hand. P...
Hello Lybrate user. For your problem (keloid), you can use homoeopathic medicine because it is very effective in this problem without any side effects. Some symptoms are needed for prescribe homoeopathic medicine so you can consult me at Lybrate in my private chat section for advice and treatment. Ok. Thank you for your question with Lybrate. Take care your self.
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My 5 years old sun meet with an incident with hot water second degree burn 30% of the body 3 months ago. Treatment done he left with wounds on back. Emerging as a kelloids. Consult a alopathic doctor he recommend silicone sheet treatments. But one of our family doctor sugest contractubex kindly sugest me which one is best for early curing I check it on internet homeopathy as a better option for kelloids should I go with alopathic treatment or adopt homeopathy kindly help me out thank you.

MD - Dermatology, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Medicine
Dermatologist, Bangalore
My 5 years old sun meet with an incident with hot water second degree burn 30% of the body 3 months ago. Treatment do...
Good afternoon. Regarding your query on 5 year old keloids, depending on the size and locations various allopathic options exist. Silicone sheet treatment is indeed one of the options. Contractubex gel at this stage (5 year gap) is unlikely to produce much effect if any. Regarding homeopathic options, I hope a doctor of the relevant field can provide you with an answer.
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I have keloid on my chest I have reduce it size upto 90 to 92% by using contractubex I want to flatten it completely some doctors suggest me for corticosteroid injection? Can anyone tell ke cost of treatment per session and any other effective to completely flatten it and prevent it from growing and its cost?

Dr.Jeena Kuttan 91% (12ratings)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Medicine, M.D.
Dermatologist, Thrissur
I have keloid on my chest I have reduce it size upto 90 to 92% by using contractubex I want to flatten it completely ...
I would suggest a combo treatment of monthly intralesional steroid injections along with silicone gel sheets. Cryotherapy can also be useful. The treatment cost depends on course on the size of the lesion. At my clinic it starts at rs. 500 per session.
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I am 22 years old. I am having keloid on my chest, between both breast, and on both sides of the shoulder, a new keloid is forming on right shoulder.

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Anand
I am 22 years old. I am having keloid on my chest, between both breast, and on both sides of the shoulder, a new kelo...
You choices are do nothing. Go for cryotherapy, or intralesional steroid injection or laser therapy.
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I have 14 keloid in my body of which 5 are in my chest which is really painful these days any treatments are available for this.

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Anand
No treatment might help you get rid of them completely but cryo, injecting steroids may help them flaten and also alleviate discomfort.
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42 years male from india have a keloid on chest for last 25+ years. Last november I got some pus in keloid and its healed on its own. Again in december got infection in mid of the keloid that with pus and sore. I visited dermatologist and he prescribed me ceroxim 500 tab bd for 10 days and mb rock (mupicropin) ointment for 15 days. The infection, pain was cleared. Again 6 days ago the keloid certainly became red, itchy and got an infection with pus and sore. This time I noticed a hair coming out of the sore. Every morning pus coming out from the sore or nearby area within the keloid. Please help me to get rid of this.

Guru Prasad Reddy 88% (17ratings)
MCh Plastic Surgery, MS (Gen. Surgery), MBBS, AO CMF Fellow, DAFPRS Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
If there are sinuses in the keloid, it results in repeated infections and pus formation. Better would be to control it with steroid injection and if needed excise it even though there is a risk of recurrence. Consult a plastic surgeon.
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How to Treat Keloids!

BHMS, MA Psychology & Traning Counselling
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi


What are keloids?

Keloids are overgrowth of scar tissue after an injury has been healed. Fibrous tissues are formed over the wounds to repair the injury. But sometimes extra scar tissue grows over the healed injury forming hard smooth growths called as keloids.
However keloids can appear at any part of the body but most commonly keloids appear on chest, earlobes, shoulders, jawline. Though keloids have no harmful effect over the body but it causes cosmetic concerns.


Risk factors

  • Keloids are common in men and women.
  • Keloids are less common in children and the elder.
  • Melanin also has direct relation with keloids as people with darker skin are more develop them.
  • In some cases, the tendency to from keloids seems to run in families.
  • People with blood group a are more prone to develop keloids as compared to other blood groups.

Complications

  • There is no complication as such but sometimes due to trauma the keloid may be predisposed to localized bacterial infection.

Symptoms and causes

Symptoms

  • Keloids are raised, shiny and dome-shapedgrowth.
  • The color may vary from pink to red.
  • Some keloids are quite large and unsightly.
  • Keloids may have itching also.
  • Swollen blood vessels in the skin.

Causes

  • A keloid is caused by an excess of a protein (collagen) in the skin during healing.
  • Keloids are a variation of the normal skin’s healing process, usually deep skin wounds, upon trauma.
  • Excessive proliferation of normal tissue result in keloids.
  • Any skin injury may contribute to keloid formation like acne scars, piercings, chickenpox scars, surgery scars, vaccination sites etc.

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis

  • Visual appearance is enough for diagnosing a keloids. Keloids are often lumpy or ridged. The scar rises after an injury or condition has healed. Keloids develop most often on the chest, back, shoulder, and earlobes. They seldom develop on the face except for jawline.

Treatment

  • Conventional treatment includes surgery, laser, cryotherapy, cortiosteroid injections, radiation, silicone gel or sheeting. But they seldom help and sometimes make the situation worse as the keloid reappears and sometimes double in size. So homeopathic medicines are best option for treatment of keloids.

Management

  • If the body has tendency for keloid formation then injuries should be avoided that could lead to scarring.
  • Patient should be advised to use pressure pads or silicone pads on the injury areas.
  • Over exposure to sun should be avoided by the patient as melanin reduction would make the situation worse.
  • Avoid further trauma to the keloid
  • Don't cut the keloid.
  • Take homeopathic medicines.

Homeopathic management

Homoeopathic medicines like thiosinaminum, graphites, silicea, nitric acid, fluoric acid, causticum, calendula etc have wondrous results in treatment of such cases depending on the case and the patient. Medicines should always be taken after consulting the doctor.

Do’s and don’ts

Do’s

  • Apply a protective silicone sheet or pressure pads over the affected area.
  • Use sunscreen while going out in sun.
  • Take healthy diet.
  • Keep the keloid moisturised.

Don’ts

  • Don’t make incisions across joints, which are high stress area for skin.
  • Don’t make tight sutures as it would increase tension at wound site and may trigger overscarring.
  • Don't get the keloids further traumatized as it would increase the size of the keloids.
  • Don't go for surgical removal of keloids or for corticosteroids.

Hello please tell me how to reduce my keliods scar can hexilak silicon ultragel is useful for this or any other treatment.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Hello please tell me how to reduce my keliods scar can hexilak silicon ultragel is useful for this or any other treat...
not much use...Undergo intralesional medicine therapy.. otherwise few creams also available...for detailed prescription do direct online consultation by sending photos.
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Keloids - How To Get Rid Of It?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology & Venereology
Dermatologist, Navi Mumbai
Keloids - How To Get Rid Of It?

When an injury happens, the normal tendency of the skin is to repair itself from inside out, until it is completely closed and healed. However, in some cases, due to various reasons, excessively large scars can form. These hypertrophic scars are known as keloids. Here is everything you would like to know about keloids:

Features of keloids:

  1. Benign, fibrous, smooth, hard growths that form over a healed wound
  2. Can be bigger than the original wound
  3. Most commonly found on chest, ear lobes, cheeks, and abdomen
  4. Pregnant women are usually at the risk of developing keloids
  5. Though they do not develop into malignant lesions, they are a cosmetic issue, especially when the visible portions of the skin are affected
  6. They are localized, flesh-colored and red in color
  7. They are raised from the surrounding tissue and are prone to repeat injury
  8. It continues to grow with time
  9. Could cause discomfort and irritation when it comes in contact with clothing
  10. Sun exposure or tanning can worsen it and cause tenderness
  11. Common injuries that can lead to keloid formation include burns, surgical incisions, skin piercings, chicken pox scars, tattoos, etc.
  12. Treatment for keloids may not always be effective and need repeat treatments

Treatment options: If the keloid is not in a visible area and does not cause any problem, it is best to leave it untreated and observe for any changes. The following changes could indicate the need for treatment.

  • Change in color from pale pink to red (indicating inflammation)
  • Severe increase in pain/tenderness
  • Sudden increase in size, which could indicate malignancy (keloids are an area where benign growth can turn cancerous)
  • A biopsy can be done to identify if treatment is necessary. This involves removing a small part of the tissue by injection and sending it for laboratory examination.

Treatment options include both nonsurgical and surgical. Nonsurgical methods are tried first before resorting to surgery.

  1. Steroid injections into the keloid to control growth and inflammation
  2. Moisturization to keep it soft and avoid dryness and cracking and bleeding
  3. Freezing the tissue (cryotherapy) to freeze the growth can help in a further increase in the size of the tissue
  4. Laser to remove the tissue, especially if it is small. Alternately, this could be used as a secondary measure after the keloid is excised to prevent further growth
  5. Radiation therapy to shrink the growth
  6. Surgical excision, where the keloid is quite visible or large. This could be followed by radiation or laser to prevent further growth.

Also, in people who are prone to develop keloids, surgical incisions can be treated for a longer time with pressure dressings and silicone pads.

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