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keloid scars : Does a remedy exist ?

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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:14 PM
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My son has developed a keloid scar on his arm and as far as i can tell there is no way of successfully removing them, doctors seem unsure, a search of google is not all that promising, there are a few sites discussing them but i have not come across any stories of anyone having success getting rid of them and worse they seem to grow and then multiply in some peoples cases..

Anyhow here is a pic of the scar in question...


If anyone has heard of any remedy anywhere, or knows someone that has had any success or experience with them i would really appreciate it if they could share, stories, links anything would be greatly appreciated .




posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:21 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

I think Vitamin E is good for getting rid of scars. I'm not sure if you should use a cream or pills.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Skin tag or wart remover?



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Your kind of in a pickle with this, cortisone shots can help but it can also make them worse but I think the best way would be laser removal but your insurance may not cover it and you need a few visits.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

Vitamin e only help take the red out of scars.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:27 PM
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There are cosmetic/plastic surgery techniques available. That's an extreme.

I think there's also a Corticosteroid Treatment that's a go-to for most physicians. IIRC that one leaves a flat (yet noticeable) scar.

ETA: And this ...

originally posted by: thesaneone
I think the best way would be laser removal



edit on 1822017 by Snarl because: ETA



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Your kind of in a pickle with this, cortisone shots can help but it can also make them worse but I think the best way would be laser removal but your insurance may not cover it and you need a few visits.




From what ive been reading people that have them removed surgically have a much worse time when they grow back, often they hurt and are itchy.

Its a pickle alright the damn thing is certainly growing and you can see some new scarring forming, luckily at this point he has no symptoms associated with it . I havent read anything about laser removal i will check it out,

@infolurker & lostbook : Unfortunately they would be ineffective.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:35 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Has the dr. made any type of recommendations yet and if if you don't mind me being nosy but how long ago did he receive the original injury in that spot?



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

The little guy is only 7, injections would not be an option at this point, it would be way too traumatizing for him from what i have read,and there seems to be only a limited success rate with the injections .

Plastic surgery as you say is extreme he can look into that as an adult.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:38 PM
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I have a few and have seen friends keloids come back bigger and badder after "removal"
I say leave it alone and come up with a cool story for it



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

It is quite fresh, maybe 4-5 months, he has seen a couple of different doctors and they had no real direction in which to go, they viewed it as somewhat of a mystery and offered no solutions.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:41 PM
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a reply to: dashen

Yes indeed chicks dig scars, at least that's what they say



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:45 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: thesaneone

It is quite fresh, maybe 4-5 months, he has seen a couple of different doctors and they had no real direction in which to go, they viewed it as somewhat of a mystery and offered no solutions.




yuk.
They usually take over a year for them to form over older injuries, a mystery for sure.

He never had an injury in that spot before?



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:50 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

No he hasn't had any injuries in that spot, its really bizarre. It wasn't even a real cut, he caught his arm on the way out of the trampoline and it kind of just scratched the skin in that shape, and then the scar formed quite quickly, literally over a couple of weeks.

The more i read about these things does not fill me with confidence, he has a few cuts and bruises that have healed fine so hopefully this is a one off.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

I hope it's a one off too, if not then life will still be normal except no tattoos or piercings but at 7 years old I don't think that's an issue.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:57 PM
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i dont know if mederma works, but theres that too



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: thesaneone

Thanks for the support, we will sort it out one way or another



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 12:03 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: thesaneone

It is quite fresh, maybe 4-5 months, he has seen a couple of different doctors and they had no real direction in which to go, they viewed it as somewhat of a mystery and offered no solutions.

But didn't give you a referral to a specialist or a more experienced physician?

Fact: You need to take your kid to better doctors than you're taking him to now. This time it's a little cosmetic thing. Next time they might miss something catastrophic. There's an answer out there for almost every medical question ... unless there isn't. Your good docs know this too.

Cheers



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 12:11 AM
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a reply to: Snarl

Im only starting looking into this more seriously, he has seen 2 gp's with no idea, i took him last week to a pediatrician whom also had no idea about them, i will have to find a specialist that deals with them specifically, so yes you are certainly right i need to find better doctors, part of the problem is i'm not sure where to find them, i am new to this area so it will be hit and miss for a while.

Firstly i am trying for natural remedies if possible and then we will see.



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 12:14 AM
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a reply to: Snarl

To be fair these types of scars are still a mystery to doctors and tossing money at a specialist may make it worse but A second opinion won't hurt.




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