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keloid scars : Does a remedy exist ?

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posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: dashen

Yeah maybe, it is a cream for scars, i will have to find out more about it, in the meantime i will try tea tree oil and see what happens, it is supposed to work quickly, we will see.



XL5

posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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What I have found: www.scientificamerican.com...

I figure if keloids are scars then, use something that reduces scarring.



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 12:38 AM
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a reply to: XL5

They are not just scars, they are wounds that don't know they are healed.


XL5

posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 12:43 AM
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Well yeah, that is kind of the point. If you read the article, it will start to make some sense.



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 12:47 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
Tell him to live with it?
Some of mine are 15 years old. Had a doc cut one out with precision equipment once, he told me there's a 50/50 chance it will go away or turn into a much greater scar, geuss what I got? I've impressed a good couple of ladies on the beach by telling them it's from a knive fight protecting a lady


These are my tattoos, each one tells a story and will be with me till I die.
Men need scars, it makes us badass


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posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 01:42 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

I don't know if this helps at all but when my wife was young she had large keloids on the backs of her ears. The doctors gave her steroid injections for a while to reduce them, I believe that's what it was for. Then eventually she had them surgically removed and skin grafts to heal it all up.

I can't even tell they were there.
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posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 01:50 AM
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If you haven't, I would ask about a referral to a dermatologist.

Here are some of the potential treatments: www.medicinenet.com... ... but as others have stated, removal has a risk of exacerbating the problem.

It's unlikely any natural remedies or other approaches will get rid of it, though stranger things have been known to happen.

A dermatologist may be able to shed more light on why he developed it so quickly, as well as ensure that that's what it is for certain.

Best of luck.

Peace.



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 02:50 AM
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a reply to: Noncents

Good to know they can be removed successfully, thx for sharing



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 02:57 AM
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a reply to: AceWombat04

I hadn't thought of a dermatologist, DOH !, i will make a point to find one, that website you linked was the first i looked at, it paints a pretty bleak picture im hoping there's more info out there .

As unlikely it is for a natural remedy to work i will try them first as it wont hurt to do so .



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 03:04 AM
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originally posted by: XL5
What I have found: www.scientificamerican.com...

I figure if keloids are scars then, use something that reduces scarring.





Rats with wounds treated with the peptide had significantly less scarring than control rodents. Skin cells on the injured rats treated with it also regenerated similar to human embryos and newborns.*


Sounds promising, i wonder if they have moved on to human trials yet.

Thanks for the link



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 03:04 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Talk to a physical therapist.

They deal with those types of scars daily with hip, knee, shoulder replacements.



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 03:36 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
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..

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 .


Some people always heal keloid, I am one of them. Keloid scars take a

life time to fade. One scar I had was cut out by a surgeon and restitched

up extra tightly which worked early on then turned keloid again after time.

I had to learn to live with it, and luckily for me it was in a hidden area.


I am older now and past caring but I have heard that it can be injected

to shrink the thickness, OR a product called Bio oil rubbed on over time

is good. If I was younger I would give that a shot.



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 03:46 AM
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Please do not use Tea-Tree on it, it wont make a blind bit of difference.
However, there are Essential Oils that will help heal, lessen and hopefully, if treated as a skin tag along with the thickening of the skin cells, will aid in lessening it.
I am very surprised it has formed so quickly and his skin hasn't healed in this way with other scrapes he has had.

So to suggest, and his age is very important too as some EO's are not suitable for a wee man his age, see if you can find a local Aromatherapist who can put together a blend of Immortelle (hellicrysum), Frankincense and Sandalwood, in a base oil of Pomegranate and Arnica in a rollerball. She/he shuld also know the dosage for that blend for achild his age and for how long he should use it before he needs what I call an oil change.

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 04:23 AM
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Please do not use Tea-Tree on it


I am under the impression it wont do any harm to try, am i wrong there ?



see if you can find a local Aromatherapist who can put together a blend of Immortelle (hellicrysum), Frankincense and Sandalwood, in a base oil of Pomegranate and Arnica in a rollerball.


Thanks Jane i will try that .



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 04:24 AM
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Im seeing one on tuesday, can't hurt to ask



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 05:39 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Tea-Tree wont do anything to help repair damaged tissue. The ones suggested will

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 06:26 AM
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I would try helichrysum italicum (the flower from the curry plant).. Dry the flowers and steep in oil (castor would be a good choice..for a month...

Drain and heat oil in a water bath add about 10 percent bees wax and you will have a salve. You could add some saint jonhs wort too..

It wont cure them but i will help. Be patent and give it time..



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: purplemer

Hehe...that's the Immortelle essential oil I mentioned


Rainbows
Jane



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 08:29 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
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.


Did the doctor say it was a keloid scar? I'm not trying to patronize you but hypertrophic scars (I get those) can look like that and seem to develop very quickly. They'll grow for a few months or even up to two years but they get better and may flatten out quite a bit. Also, they are just easier to treat if you want to go that route. If it is a keloid scar, the earlier you see to it the better.



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
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.

They are and they aren't. Depends on what country's medicine we're talking about. If we're talking strictly about US medical, I agree with you completely. My main concern for the OP, is that the Dr.s being visited did what is becoming epidemic: brushing-off/de-emphasizing an existing medical condition ... because they're too inexperienced to know what the heck to do about it ... and are afraid to openly admit that ... by asking for a consult.

Dermatology procedures are accelerating in Asia (and I spent a Lot of years over there). That's why I went right to a cosmetic solution (which, as you mentioned) is often a laser procedure. As vain as some folks are, when word gets around at how effective their cutting-edge is, you'll want to be invested in medical vacations. -heh heh- What they're doing with proteins is crazy.

And, while I wasn't going to speculate on the specific cause of this scar at the outset, I will now. I'd bet the 'original wound' was a plastic thread puncture. Years ago, I worked in fiberglass and was prone ... got some little silver flashes where they once were as a memory.

-Cheers-



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