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Permanent solution for Keloids
I have been having keloids on my chest since more than 5 years now. I tried the allopathic route where doctor tried Cryotherapy along with steroid injections directly on the keloid. It seemed to reduce the size. Then I used silicon gel sheets on the keloids for an year. Now again I have 5-7 keloids on the same area and the earlier treatment just seemed to reduce the size of keloid for some time. Is there some permanent solution for Keloid? I do not need steroidal injections again. I would just want to know if allopathic medicine has a straight and clear answer for Keloid treatment?
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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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