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Keloid Scars

I beleive that I have keliod scars growing on my sholders. I have never had any surgery or anything there, they just appeared. I have been to the doctor and dermatologist once, they both said that they werent cancer, and I made the doctor take a biopsy of one that came back negative so I am not to concerned that it is cancerous. However, they are UGLY and I am planning on getting married in Aug, does anyone have any suggestions on getting rid of these things? They are so flipping ugly and in a very noticable spot.. gross.... They are just scars, but I dont even understand why I have them... WEIRD.. and another weird thing.. when I DO get a scar from something I should get a scar from, its just a normal flipping scar with out the grossness of being a keliod. One last question, are these things suppossed to itch?
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Keloid scars DEFINITELY can itch! The over-activity of the collagen levels produced irritate the skin underneath, and this is what causes the itching (and the keloid). While I don't know for sure if your growth is a keloid or not, I can tell you that there are remedies for keloids, especially in noticeable places, like the shoulders. Silicone treatments seem to be the best way to remove keloids minus surgery. I can give you some brand suggestions if you like...(I had a keloid on my face from an eyebrow piercing...not too pretty!!)
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LandonsMommy,

I bought this fungus cream from my local Rite Aid and I checked out the web site and I noticed they had a product for scars.  If i'm having success with my product i'm sure the scar product will be just as good.  Check out the website at www.drblaines.com or even better here is the number I found on the box (800) 307-8818.  Good luck with your scars.

Erin  
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Hi,

'No single therapeutic modality is best for all keloids.

The location, size, and depth of the lesion; the age of the patient; and the past response to treatment determine the type of therapy used.

Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin (IL)–10 (rhIL-10), which are directed at decreasing collagen synthesis. '

You should consult a skin specialist and decide about the further management plan after a complete clinical examination.

You could read more about this at the following links -

http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic205.htm

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keloid

Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts.

Regards.
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Hai.i have 20 years old.on last 5 years i have suffer killoid on b/w under the neck and cender of chest.what can i do? Some time i rubb on this is  it good?
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Re:  Dr. BhumikaMD:

You said:
"Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin (IL)–10 (rhIL-10), which are directed at decreasing collagen synthesis."

The best therapy is corticosteriod injections.  It would be criminal to prescribe a toxic chemotherapeutic agents for a simple keloid scar... Besides the severe side effects, the cost would be tens of thousands of dollars...
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