0 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More
i had a cortisonce shot once and use hydrocortisone cream and i think it fromed from accidently pulling an ingrown hair
All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.
Add a Comment6 Comments
I have keloids. I have tried surgery and they came back with vengeance. I tried oils and creams but nothing worked. I came across a scientific article that claimed that lugol's iodine can improve scars and I bought some. I apply it twice a day and after 2 weeks I see definite improvement. It flakes off the skin and leaves a smaller softer scar. I will keep at it and I am sure that I will be pleased with the results.July 8, 2015 - 3:24pm
All comments are so informative.Keliod is simple problem.If you want to remove this problem.You should follow some instructions.For follow click here.October 1, 2014 - 9:15am
I read a study on the US National Library of Medicine that said fish oil was the most efficient, followed by BCO(Boa constrictor oil), triamcinolone, and lastly shea butter. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3905615/
I've been researching how too get rid of keloids for the past couple of months and rubbing those oils on the infected site daily seems to be the best option to effectively reduce the size.
I also found these sites that sells a really effective Black Keloid Paste, with nothing but positive reviews about its effectiveness. https://www.inaturalstore.com/black-keloid-paste-80ml.html
Cryoshape, which is using liquid nitrogen to freeze the keloid from the inside out, also a newer method that is extremely effective, must see a doctor for this method.April 23, 2014 - 2:25pm
Good info on Keloids. Also if you are prone to developing keloids --December 8, 2011 - 5:30am
scars that grow beyond normal boundaries -- you are at risk of keloid formation from a tattoo.
Keloids may form any time you injure or traumatize your skin.
Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer.
There are additional treatments for keloids if the cortizone injections do not work. According to the Mayo Clinic, the additional treatments are available:
•Surgery: This is risky, because cutting a keloid can trigger the formation of a similar or even larger keloid. Some surgeons achieve success by injecting steroids or applying pressure dressings to the wound site after cutting away the keloid. Radiation after surgical excision has also been used.
•Laser: The pulsed-dye laser can be effective at flattening keloids and making them look less red. Treatment is safe and not very painful, but several treatment sessions may be needed. These may be costly, since such treatments are not generally covered by insurance plans.
•Silicone sheets: This involves wearing a sheet of silicone gel on the affected area for several hours a day for weeks or months, which is hard to sustain. Results are variable. Some doctors claim similar success with compression dressings made from materials other than silicone.
•Cryotherapy: Freezing keloids with liquid nitrogen may flatten them but often darkens the site of treatment.
•Interferon: Interferons are proteins produced by the body's immune systems that help fight off viruses, bacteria, and other challenges. In recent studies, injections of interferon have shown promise in reducing the size of keloids, though it's not yet certain whether that effect will be lasting. Current research is underway using a variant of this method, applying topical imiquimod (Aldara), which stimulates the body to produce interferon
•Fluorouracil: Injections of this chemotherapy agent, alone or together with steroids, have been used as well for treatment of keloids.
•Radiation: Some doctors have reported safe and effective use of radiation to treat keloids.
Have you been back to your physician for possible additional treatments? I hope this additional information helps. Please keep us posted.March 13, 2011 - 6:52am
I heard tee tree oil helps with keyloids. The treatment is about two weeks. I am trying it now. Seems less extreme than the other methods. Have to be careful. It has a really strong odor. And you might feel a burning sensation.August 23, 2013 - 12:27am