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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Keloids

These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

Any Ideas How to Reduce or Get Rid of Keloids
Question:I have a 10CM wide keloid scar on my chest from heart surgery 18 months ago. I have tried various creams, cortizone injections, applications of silicon sheet, etc, with little benefit. Any idea's? Also, I heard, third-hand, of injection with new drug to reduce collagen production in scar, but I can not find any info. Thank you for any help.

Answer: Off hand, haven't heard of this, check with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Keloids are usually very difficult to improve/fix.

Question: I am looking for information about treatment of keloids. I have taken steroids and homeopathic treatment just to find that it is still growing.

Answer: Keloids are difficult to treat. Currently, if local steroid injection does not help there is little that can be done. Some physicians are experimenting with topical drugs like methotrexate, but this is very experimental.
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