The Area Of the Injured Scar Is Hardened Inside The Skin?
Hello. I am a 25 year old woman. In 2018 I underwent tide surgery 3 months after it was removed. But later the scar area was hardened under the skin and still numb to the touch. From the outside there is no thickening of the skin, like keloids. It’s just like something from the inside is hard and slightly protruding. Can gel for keloids help? Or is there another medicine?
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Keloids can grow anywhere, and can be caused by various injuries, such as burns, surgical scars, injuries due to certain actions such as piercing, scratches or claw wounds. Keloids can also be passed on to families, if parents have keloids, the possibility of children experiencing keloids can occur when injured. Some ways to get rid of keloids are:
- Silicone gel: using silicone gel wrapped in parts that are overgrown with keloids with regular use for several months can help reduce the size of keloids, but in keloids that have been formed for about 2 years, the effectiveness will be reduced. And in its application, it must be done routinely every day so that changes can be seen.
- Corticosteroid injections: to get rid of keloids, this is usually done routinely every 2 weeks to 1 month, this is classified as safe, but it hurts and usually leaves a reddish color in the area around the keloid that has been deflated.
- Surgery: the doctor will cut the keloid separately to remove the keloid that you want, but larger keloids can arise after surgery if you have keloid descent. To minimize this situation, doctors will usually combine other measures such as injecting steroids into the scars or with radiation.
Other measures such as laser, radiation, and fluorouracil injections can help to overcome the appearance of keloids, you can also see yourself to a dermatologist to get more optimal treatment.
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