Steroids are mostly avoided in Lyme disease patients and your son’s pain seems to be aggravated due to these. It will take a few weeks for this pain to decrease and you can consult your son’s doctor for appropriate pain relievers.
For the treatment of keloids, other treatment options can be considered. There are several treatment options available for the keloid treatment like mederma (allium cepa), natural treatments like mucin from the snail helix, moist wound dressings made of silicone gel which decreases the prominence of keloid scar over sometime, compression bandages, cryosurgery, and radiation & laser therapy. Surgery can also be done but the recurrence rate is up to 50% and the recurrent scar which develops is actually much bigger in size. Remember that no treatment is 100% effective in the case of keloids.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
My son is now getting keiloids spontaneously. he has fatique, headache,joint pain and difficulty concentrating. He is very slender and has been losing weight. He is still being treated for lyme, has had tick bites in the past, but no definitive positive test. Any ideas?