Keloids and Scars

What is a keloid scar?
Do keloids hurt?
What is the hypertrophic scars?
Are keloid scars contagious?
Introduction to Keloids
Causes of Keloids
Treatment of Keloids
Introduction to Keloids

What is a keloid scar?

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A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time.

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Do keloids hurt?

Signs and symptoms. Keloids expand in claw-like growths over normal skin. They have the capability to hurt with a needle-like pain or to itch, although the degree of sensation varies from person to person. If the keloid becomes infected, it may ulcerate.

What is the hypertrophic scars?

A hypertrophic scar is a cutaneous condition characterized by deposits of excessive amounts of collagen which gives rise to a raised scar, but not to the degree observed with keloids. Like keloids, they form most often at the sites of pimples, body piercings, cuts and burns.

Are keloid scars contagious?

Keloids are the product of a wound or cut and are not contagious. They might be thought of as a scar that keeps on building. Keloids are sometimes referred to as, ‘keloid scars,’ and tend to rise abruptly above the rest of the person’s skin.

Keloids are an abnormal growth of scar tissue, as on the site of a surgical incision or an injury. It may have symptoms like irritation, pain, burning, itching etc. It may also be asymptomatic. It is benign and does not harm the person. But it looks ugly. So Keloids have got importance from cosmetic point of view.

Causes of Keloids

Keloids are caused due to skin injuries like surgical incisions, traumatic wounds, vaccination sites, burns, eruptions of acne, chickenpox etc. Some people are having tendency to form keloids every time they are injured.

Treatment of Keloids

Conventional line of treatment consists of surgical removal of the keloid. It is not unusual for Keloids to reappear after they have been removed surgically and sometimes this Keloid is larger than previous one. Local injections of corticosteroids is also employed in the treatment of Keloids. But this also rarely help the patient. Size of the Keloids may be reduced by freezing (Cryotherapy), external pressure, laser treatments, radiation etc. with some success rate.

Keloids are very well treated with homeopathy. No surgical procedure is required. No injections are given. No creams or lotions are applied. Only oral medications are given without any diet restrictions. After starting the treatment, the Keloids starts to shrink slowly. One more advantage of homeopathic treatment is that it removes the tendency of having recurrent Keloids. Moreover all homeopathic medicines are safe, natural, easy to administer and without any adverse effects. If you have any specific question about your condition. You can write it in comment.