A keloid or keloid scar is a sort of overgrown scar, or a scar that forms from abnormal healing. Keloid is a type of thick, rough scar that generally rises above the skin level and extends further than the original wound boundaries.
In normal wound healing procedure, fibroblasts (the cells present in connective tissue) synthesize the protein collagen, which gives structural support to the wound and plays a major role in every stage of wound healing. However, when fibroblasts produce far more collagen than generally required, Keloids formation takes place.
This skin condition mostly develops in people who are between 10 and 20 years old. However, it can be a difficult decision to treat a keloid as it is possible that after removing the keloid, the scar tissue might grow back again, and at times it can grow back larger than before.
Here are some of the most commonly used treatment options to treat this skin issue…
1. Corticosteroid injections
Corticosteroid injections, also known as intralesional steroids, are quite safe but are moderately painful as well. These Injections are mostly given once every four to eight weeks of developing the keloids and these generally help flatten keloids. However, on the other side some steroid injections can also cause redness in the flattened keloid as they can stimulate more superficial blood vessels formations. The keloid generally looks better after treatment than before, but even the best results can leave a mark that feels as well as looks quite different from the surrounding skin. However, in some occasions, Corticosteroid injections are also combined with external cryotherapy.
Another way to remove keloid is surgery. However, it can be a little risky as cutting a keloid can stimulate the formation of a similar or in some cases even larger keloid. However, some surgeons got successful results by injecting steroids or applying compression to the wound site for many months after removing the keloid. Moreover, in some cases, using superficial radiation treatment after surgical removal can also prove useful.
3. Laser therapy
The laser therapy can also prove effective at pulling down keloids and making them look less red. This treatment option is quite safe and not very painful. However, it may need several treatment sessions. Moreover, this might also be a little costly, as these types of treatments are not mostly covered by insurance plans.
4. Use of silicon-based products such as gels and patches
Another effective way of treating keloids is using Silicone gel or sheeting. This mainly involves wearing a sheet of silicone gel on the affected area constantly for many months, which is little hard to sustain. However, the results of this technique are quite variable. A number of doctors have also claimed similar successful results with compression dressings made from materials other than silicone.
5. Pressure therapy
Pressure therapy is also known to be an efficient way to settle down Keloids. In such treatment, some special earrings are used that can cause keloids on the earlobe to shrink.
6. Use of homeopathic remedies
Homeopathic remedies can treat Keloids very effectively. The Homeopathic treatment for Keloids is based on natural remedies that are totally free from side effects.The total time needed to treat Keloids completely with Homeopathic medicines varies from case to case. However, here are some of the most commonly used homeopathic remedies for Keloids…
a. Nitric Acid: It is one of the best homeopathic medicines for Keloids. Some patients with Keloids may experience sharp pains that feel like splinters, Nitric Acid is the most appropriate homeopathic medicines for these types of patients.
b. Causticum: Causticum is one of the most effective homeopathic remedies for Keloid formation due to burns. It is the best medicine for treating Keloid formation immediately after burns and when old burn scars resurface.
c. Silicea: Silicea is one of the best natural homeopathic remedies to cope with Keloids that are painful. It works very effectively to decrease the pain and dissolve the unnecessary cicatricial tissue that forms Keloids.
d. Thuja: Thuja is an ideal homeopathic remedy for treating Keloids formation at vaccination sites. This natural Homeopathic medicine is very useful as a treatment for Keloids that are mostly formed at vaccination sites.
Friends, as you all know very well that classical homeopathic medicines are prescribed only on the basis of TOTALITY OF SYMPTOMS with a clear cut identification of disease in patient and patient in disease also, even then we are providing here just a few homeopathic medicines for different types of medical problems in a short way.
But reader is advised very strongly to use the medicines only under medical supervision and these medicines should never ever consumed without proper consultation with your doctor or GP.
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