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Information About Scars/keloids

We Have to Know about the Scars / Keloids 

  • Scars / Keloids are raised overgrowths of scar tissue that occur at the site of a skin injury
  • Keloids differ from normal mature scars in composition and size
  • Some people are prone to keloid formation and may develop them in several places
  • This keloid They are seen most commonly on the shoulders, upper back, and chest, but they can occur anywhere. Keloids may form over the breastbone in people who have had open heart surgery
  • Keloids usually appear in areas of previous trauma but may extend beyond the injured area

Causes of Scars / Keloids

  • keloids occur where trauma, surgery, blisters, vaccinations, acne or body piercing have injured the skin. Less commonly, keloids may form in places where the skin has not had a visible injury

Signs & Symptoms of Scars/Keloids 

  • keloids are shiny, smooth and rounded skin elevations that may be pink, purple or brown
  • keloids can be doughy or firm and rubbery to the touch, and they often feel itchy, tender or uncomfortable
  • keloids may be unsightly. A large keloid in the skin over a joint may interfere with joint function

Do and Don’ts of Scars/Keloids 

  • People who are prone to keloids should avoid cosmetic surgery

Medical advice for Scars/Keloids 

  • Keloids are primarily a cosmetic concern. If a scar becomes enlarged, itchy, and uncomfortable, interferes with the movement of a joint or creates an unacceptable cosmetic effect, discuss treatment options with a doctor

Risk factors of Scars/Keloids

  • High Overgrowth of scar tissue

Treatment for Scars/Keloids

  • Removal with conventional surgery
  • Dressings
  • Radiation therapy

Self-care for Scars/Keloids 

  • Doctor advice

Investigations for Scars/Keloids 

  • Some cases may require biopsy.
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