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Spreading scar on shoulder

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Hi, there is a big scar on my shoulder and chest, appeared when in was young and it's still spreading. I've consulted some dermatologist they gave me some ointment and it's still there. Some doctors said it will stop spreading when i get 24 years. But it's still spreading. The scar is in dark brown colour and its spreading towards my neck,right chest. Please give a solution


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replied August 11th, 2017
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Welcome to e health forum.

It appears that you may have a hypertropied scar or a keloid.

Keloids are raised, reddish nodules that develop at the site of an injury. After a wound has occurred to the skin both skin cells and connective tissue cells are involved in the repair process.

In few individuals, due to persistant inflammatory status or due to genetic predisposition, the scar tissue continues to grow and does not enter the stage of contraction. They can remain tender or present with itching.

A hypertrophic scar looks similar to a keloid. Hypertrophic scars are more common. They don't get a big as keloids, and may fade with time.

Treatment for these conditions are available in the form of steroid injections or via other options like cryosurgery, surgical excision, laser therapy, etc.

It would be recommended that you consult a dermatologist and seek proper medical opinion and treatment for further care.

I hope this helps.


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