Keloid In Burns, Duration Of Healing And Treatment?

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Hi Indrianti,


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Burns are one of the most common triggers for keloids. This keloid is formed when the scar tissue that was originally tasked with repairing injured skin cells (including from burns) grows excessively so that it forms a raised, dark, and enlarged mass, far beyond the size of the original wound. The location of the wound around the joint often triggers a larger keloid, which can even limit the movement of the joint. Not infrequently, large keloids can later make you feel itchy.


Not all wounds will lead to keloid formation. This is influenced by genetic factors, race, and also certain skin types. Because the triggers are not clear, how long it will take for keloids to faint and heal is very difficult to determine. In addition, even though you have received adequate treatment, it is not impossible that keloids will recur and recur. Therefore, often, if it does not cause a very disturbing complaint, there is no need for special treatment to overcome this keloid.


Although generally harmless, the presence of keloids, especially those that are large or located in easily visible parts of the body, can make sufferers feel a lack of confidence. In this condition, you can visit a dermatologist so that further management can be done, for example by administering steroid injections, open surgery, frozen surgery, laser therapy, and so on. So far, keloids cannot be cured without medical treatment.


However, seeing from the condition of your burns, which are not yet dry, you should first postpone your intention to treat keloids until your wound is completely dry and heals optimally. Check the condition of your wound first to a doctor or surgeon so it can be evaluated further. A wound that doesn't heal and is always wet for a long time after burning is likely to indicate an infection. If it is true that your wound has an infection, then handling this infection first needs to come first. Treatment for keloids (for example with steroids) can negatively impact the healing process for your infection. After the condition of your wound is handled properly, then the doctor will direct you to visit a dermatologist at the right time to get treatment for your keloid.


Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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