Overcoming Keloids In Nursing Mothers?
Hello …. my wife, 26 years old, has a keloid in the area near the chest, she is pregnant and she is giving birth a little while, while breastfeeding, may she do a keloid injection to reduce the size of her keloid
Hello, Arsyadi Surya M, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Keloid is one type of scar in the form of thick scar tissue and can interfere with appearance. One of the therapeutic options of keloids is corticosteroid injections on keloids.
Corticosteroid injections in keloids are injected intralesionally (injected directly into the keloid) or under the skin. Corticosteroids that are often used in keloid injections are usually triamcinolone acetonide or betametasone, but can also be combined with other types of corticosteroids. In triamcinolone acetonide, it is not yet known whether triamcinolone is absorbed into breast milk or not. Meanwhile, betamethasone can be absorbed into breast milk and there are cases that can reduce milk production.
For that, you should consult your doctor again about keloid injections. The doctor will give it if the benefits to the patient outweigh the risks. Keloids are actually benign, but if the growth is not controlled, then a further examination must be done by a doctor.
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