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Keloid Scars

Keloid Scars on chest,shoulder and other parts of body. Keloid on chest or itchy and are in bigger size. Preferring treatment with out any surgery or steroid injections as it showed un expected results for my uncle. This is comings as a family problem.My grand father, father and uncle has the scars.
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Thanks for the query. Keloid is a difficult medical condition to treat completely. The most common reason to have keloids is after a skin trauma in predisposed sites such as shoulders, chest and elbows. The risk increases many-folds if other family members are affected (strong genetic tendency). The treatment for keloid is needed mainly for 2 reasons- if they are itchy / painful and for cosmetic concerns. Intralesional drugs in different dilutions are commonly used by dermatologists all over the world to treat keloids. Most of the time, it requires multiple sessions and we expect at-least 50-70 % improvement in terms of flattening and minimizing itch. If there is a sudden pain and swelling of the keloid, it may indicate an infection. You need to consult a dermatologist for the needful. The expert will decide if your present condition will merit with usage of an antibiotic. Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, use of a silicone based gel sheet at home contributes to the management of keloids.
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Dr. Vijay Adhe Pune | Trichologist
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Keloids are a type of scar which occur due to abnormal and uncontrolled wound healing. If you have a keloidal tendency then surgery is not usually recommended. Steroid injections give fatser response but not recommended for long term. Other options available are cryotherapy, 5 FU injections, collagen Gel sheets, Lasers and Topical scar modifying gels. Treatment of choice depends on size, site and duration of the scars. Visit a qualified dermatologist to discuss best possible options in your case.
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