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Keloid

 

Keloid is a benign overgrowth of scar tissues following a skin injury.

Causes
Causes for keloid formation are not known but they may get triggered by:

  • Injury or trauma to skin
  • Acne
  • Skin piercing
  • Burns
  • Vaccination
  • Surgery

Symptoms

  • Firm and rubbery growth
  • Pink, purple or brown in color
  • Itchiness
  • Tenderness

Treatment
There no complete cure for keloids but sometimes they can be reduced in size by:

  • Cortisone injections
  • Cryotherapy
  • Pressure dressings or silicone dressings
  • Radiation
  • Pulsed dye laser
  • Surgery

Prevention
There is no way to prevent keloids.