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Hi everyone,
iv had a keloid since I was about 11 yrs old, im now 19yrs old. Although I am asian, I am very fair and people are constantly mistaking me for being white. Its so unfair that I had to have this horrible thing! It weren't very big and didn't hurt much before, but has now become very large (about the size of a ping pong ball) and is constantly hurting. It is on my upper chest - just below my neckline and very visible. I have spent years covering it up and it is very annoying. I have been told that nothing can be done to remove it, but my uncle's who had the same condition have had theirs removed successfully. They had surgery first and then radiation after to kill the cells. I have been told that due to my age it is unwise to do this.
I have had cortocosteroid injections for 5yrs which did nothing for me except make me put on loads of weight. I just don't know what to do anymore, if anyone knows what I can do please let me know! It has been growing quite quickly over the last two years especially. I don't know what ill do if it continues growing.
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replied December 15th, 2008
keloids
i have been suffering with the same thing since I was in highh school ,baby let me tell you I have tried everything it is right on my chest evertime I meet someone new they look at my chest before the say hi to me it very depressing .I now have someone new in my life he asked me what it was I told him and he never bother s it or worry about it now it used to bother him but it is a part of me ,and I guess it will be a part of me for the rest of my life. Iam using cocoa butter formula e scar serum it starting to do something going flat my doctor told me try it .
I'll see what it does A try is better to fail
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replied April 15th, 2009
Keloid Treatment
I have tried almost every conceivable treatment on the planet, and the only thing that works on keloids is Kenalog 40 strength. If an expert person can inject it well, it has good results [removes itching anf flattens scars, however, the scar sign does not go away].

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replied January 1st, 2010
Keloid solution
i read this on a forum and tried it, tea tree oil on the keloid every night before bedtime works wonders.
mine is on my chest and injections are too ex & dont work after sometime.

i use a small bottle of 100% tea tree oil that i have found in a pharmacy.. its about 10bucks and will last for months i think.

keloid colour reduced and the lump softened within about 2 weeks. probably will be fine in the months to come. keeping the faith.

thankful to god to have found a good solution, really wanted to share!!
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replied April 1st, 2010
keloid on chest, just below neck
hi sara,
I know what it feels like, ''coz i''m also facing the same problem .i too have a keloid on my chest just below my neck .it is 8 yrs old and still growing.even i''m crying about this and scared that what will happen if this grows again. I ''ve tried everything under the earth -injections,cryotherapy,silicon sheets ,contractubex gel,ayurveda.(i''m an indian).....nothing worked.I browse the internet like crazy for a solution.I''m too scared to do a surgery ,coz if it grows bigger ,what will happen to my neck and throat?I''m 33 yrs and i''m planning to go for my second baby .i''ve heard that it may grow during pregnancy.I think it grew a little during my first pregnancy.I''m too tensed . what about this tea tree oil? does it work?any idea about using baking soda, garlic oil, land snail serum, hei ba gao,?did u try?it is almost 4 years now since u posted this,howz urs now?please do reply
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replied April 1st, 2010
hi keloidmonster?
howz ur keloid now?is tea tree oil still working? i''m eager to know,please reply
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replied April 28th, 2010
I am an asian as well, and I just got my huge keloid (on the back of my left ear) removed yesterday. I started treatment with ALDARA. I''ll let you know how it goes Smile
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replied August 2nd, 2010
keloid pain and itch treatment
I am Asian and have had a keloid in the middle of my chest since I was 22 years old. I am now 58. I had it removed and it grew back larger. I tried cortisone shots, laser treatments, silicone tape, coconut oil etc. The worst part of it is the sharp pain and the itching. Finally after all these years I accidentally stumbled on something while treating my mom for shoulder pain. It is Titanium tape. I put it on my keloid and It took away 100 percent of the itching and about 95 percent of the pain. Now I can wear clothing with total comfort.
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replied October 20th, 2010
Guys;
I have several keloids and have spent years and good amount of time in researching the best method. Keloids are lot less porous than your surrounding body so the possibility of any cream penetrating it is very low, personally waste of time. KennaCort injections work wonders, but have to be injected properly, over the years I had doctors who failed and some succeeded, my observation was it would fail if injected at the base of the keloid. The kennacort injection has to be injected at the top of the keloid to maximize the effects. If 5 mg/ml fails to yield results shift to 40 mg/ml kennacort injections. Apply topical anesthetic cream TRIOCAINE: wait 15 minutes and the injections will be painless.
Alternatively take Vitamin A, C and Niacin supplements. Stop eating junk food, let your body immune build too. Yoga works good in reducing stress, practice regularly.
I had close to 60 keloids and now around 50 are flat, strict diet and yoga have reduced the occurrence of new ones. The above listed things are what I did. Also take herbal wild mountain papaya extract that helps in building immune system. (Anti-oxidant Enzyme Powder. Molewartvanish.com and find the same)
Let me know if I can be of any help. Thanks.
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replied November 28th, 2010
Old Keloid Scars
I'm in my mid 40's and white and when I as 9 I started developing a keloid on my neck below my chin and on my chest. The both grew substantially and the one on my neck became a real problem with collars. I had steroid injections into them which were very painful and did not really work.

When I was 16, the one on my chest was frequently commented upon and I became very self conscious. I saw a surgeon as he referred me to a scar specialist to have both keloids excised surgically. It has to be a specialist in that area or the keloid will come back and bigger. I am happy to report that neither have ever come back and over the years the normal scar left behind has paled to almost invisible.

Sadly I now have them on my back (6), 3 on my stomach and one on my leg. I'm about to have major abdominal surgery and am worried about the scars.

Two people have mentioned they have used string to remove them, I think they are confusing skin tags with keloids which are totally different things. Sorry!
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replied November 28th, 2010
Old Keloid Scars
I'm in my mid 40's, English and white and when I as 9 I started developing a keloid on my neck below my chin and on my chest. They both grew substantially and the one on my neck became a real problem with collars. I had steroid injections into them which were very painful and did not really work.

When I was 16, the one on my chest was frequently commented upon and I became very self conscious. I saw a surgeon and he referred me to a scar specialist to have both keloids excised surgically. It has to be a specialist in that area or the keloid will come back and bigger. I am happy to report that neither have ever come back and over the years the normal scar left behind has paled to almost invisible.

Sadly I now have them on my back (6), 3 on my stomach and one on my leg. I'm about to have major abdominal surgery and am worried about the scars. I found using Bio Oil on the newly forming scars makes a big difference.

Two people have mentioned they have used string to remove them, I think they are confusing skin tags with keloids which are totally different things. Sorry!
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replied April 1st, 2011
Keloid removal using CICA-CARE
My daughter has a keloid on her left palm. She touched on hot cloth iron when she's about 1+ years old.

As for her treatment we use the slilicone gel (CICA-CARE a self-adhesive gel sheet) together with pressure gauge everynight.

Started using it somehwere in Nov 2010. Although we did not manage apply it on her 24hrs/day as recomended but it show shown some +ve improvements on her keloid appearence.

Now we apply the CICA-CARE with another medicated oil (Bio-Oil) togther with the CICA-CARE and pressure gauge.

Hopefully her keloid appearence will improve much better.
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replied October 7th, 2011
best treatment for keloids scars
Have you tried HBG? The best combination for most people to use is HBG and BHL and if possible silicone scar sheets, although you must not apply the creams under the silicone scar sheets. These herbal remedies work to mature the keloids and and by doing so the results last forever.

Please be very cautious if it is suggested that you have a keloid cut away. Cutting out a keloid scar can cause further scarring. Similarly, steroid injections have been know to give excellent results, but only temporarily.

The best treatment for keloid scars is gently treatment. First thing is to help the scar mature, then the continued treatment will calm the redness, the itchiness, the lack of movement.
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replied December 20th, 2011
Keloid removal with Tea Tree oil
To those of you who are interested in trying tea tree oil, let me tell you it is definately worth trying. I have a keloid on my armm from an immunisation i had when i was 14. I have the keloid 15 years and i've tried kenalog injections and pressure sheets which did temporarily flatten it but it came back during my pregnancies so I tried 100% pure tea tree oil. I put it on twice a day and thoroughly massaged my keloid for about 5mins at each applications. I've been using it now for 3 weeks and it's starting to flatten and the pink colour is beginning to fade. I wish I had have heard about this method years ago. You will notice results within a few weeks. Don't be discouraged if your skin becomes sensitive at first, it's the body's initial reaction to the oil. For the first week my skin was tingling and sometimes itchy and dry when applying the oil but stick at it and your skin will become desensitized to the oil.
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replied January 12th, 2012
I had 3 keloids on my chest and they all flattened. Didn't dissappear, but I am sure they can be covered up with scar makeup, which is available these days. But it REALLy flattens them. He is the only one I know that has a workable solution.

DIET is also very important to prevention and scar reduction. I drank green smoothies for six months and one keloid actually started to dissolve. But i coudln't wait many more years so I went to the doctor for injections.

D.
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replied January 12th, 2012
To add to the above. The doctor I went to was Dr. Fishman in NYC. He has a cortisone-like substance + anti-cancer formula he injects into keloids. You can google him. I had posted a link, but it was deleted above because I wasn't supposed to do that.

D.
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replied May 1st, 2012
Potassium Iodide is the cure
Not sure if anyone will get to read this but guys..the answer is simple! I am living proof that it works and it's soooooo inexpensive. POTASSIUM IODIDE!! I can't believe this simple, yet super effective treatment isn't better known or even encouraged by dermatologists. For years I suffered in silence as I watched both my shoulders get disfigured with keloid scars. You see, I has surgery on both my shoulders to repair torn rotator cuffs. Little did I know that I was prone to getting these scars. I ask doctors, family members, friends to please help and no one could- not until I decided to to get online and take it upon myself to search for an answer or someone that could help me. I would post "before and after pictures" to prove to you guys what Potassium Iodide has done for me but don't think I am allowed. My scars were so raised and thick, I would bump them as I'd try to get dressed and needless to say it was very painful..not to mention very itchy. I can even see the incision marks from surgeries..that is how flat they've gotten. As I understand it, the keloid is the manifestation of the skin trapping the "infection" beneath in order to keep it from spreading to the rest of the body. Eventually, the PI will penetrate the skin and get to the infection trapped below and completely cure the keloid. I apply it 3x per day, everyday! I have been doing it for only 1 month and the results speak for themselves! You should be able to find it at a Health Food store or vitamin Shoppe store. Even on Amazon! There is hope guys!!!!!!!!
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replied October 2nd, 2012
I have roughly 16 small to large (largest being the size of 2 grains of rice) keloids on my left arm. They are scars from chicken pox and from popping bumps (thought they were pimples). The chicken pox scars are 13 years old and the other ones are 4-3 yrs old. I started applying Contractubex gel for about 2 weeks now and the strangest thing has happened. At first, the keloids had no reaction. After a week or so, starting with the newer keloids first, then the old, they started to itch!! They were/and are still itchy after applying. I seemed to have scratched them right off in my sleep and I try to refrain from doing so when I'm awake. The keloids, well some of them, especially the newer ones are now just scabs. I'm afraid that they may grow back, but for now, the scabs are flat. I'm doing my best not to pick at the scabs and I hope that as soon as the scabs fall off naturally, my skin is flat. I don't mind a small scar as long as my skin is flat and not bumpy. If anyone has experienced this with Contractubex gel as well, please let me know! I'm not sure if its supposed to happen this way......
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