How To Get Rid Of Keloids On Feet?

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Hello Grace.

Thank you for asking the Community.

Keloid is an excessive body mechanism in the wound healing process, where scar tissue or fibroids will multiply to cover the wound, beyond the wound itself. Some experts believe keloids are related to genetic factors. This means that someone has the potential to experience keloids if parents also experience keloids.

Keloid is benign, but if the growth is not controlled, it can be a sign of malignancy. Symptoms that often appear are itching, pain, and irritation if there is friction on the keloid. So the symptoms experienced in this case are normal in cases of Keloid in general.

How to get rid of keloids can be done with surgery or medication.

Surgery, can be one way to remove keloids. The doctor will cut the keloid. However, this method has the risk of developing other keloids, which can even be greater than the initial keloid. To minimize the emergence of new keloids, doctors usually combine it with other treatment measures such as steroid injections, radiotherapy, or other procedures. For treatment, there are several options such as: steroid injections. Steroid injections into keloids are safe but quite painful. This injection is carried out routinely one to two times a month until the keloid is deflated. Apart from being sick, another effect is that it causes a reddish color to the keloid that has been deflated because steroid injection stimulates the blood vessels in the keloid area. Other measures can include: Cryotherapy (Frozen Therapy), Laser, Silicone Gel, Radiation, and other procedures. Can be read more in the article How to Get Rid of Keloid.

Keloid handling is difficult and requires special skills. If the keloid you are experiencing is quite disturbing and you want to get rid of it, it is advisable to see a dermatologist for proper treatment. However, in some cases, keloids do not cause symptoms of itching or pain, so some patients do not immediately see a doctor. Here are some recommended tips before seeing a doctor:

Always maintain foot hygiene Always wear footwear but that does not cover keloids to avoid irritation. Consumption of nutritious foods

That is the information I can convey, thank you and hope it is useful.


Dr. M. Rizki

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