A keloid is a type of hypertrophic
scar with mainly type I and some type III collagen which results
in an overgrowth of tissue at the site of a healed skin injury.
Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules, and
can vary from pink to flesh-colored or red to dark brown in color.
A keloid scar is benign, non-contagious, and usually accompanied
by severe itchiness, sharp pains, and changes in texture. In severe
cases, it can affect movement of skin. (Keloids should not be
confused with hypertrophic scars, which are raised scars that
do not grow beyond the boundaries of the original wound.)
A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar,
is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the
rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top. Keloids are irregularly
shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids
do not subside over time.
• Infection of operation wounds.
• Ear piercing.
• Vaccination site.
• Injection site.
• Mosquito bite.
• 10-30 years.
• Common in females.
• Common in blacks.
• Develop very slowly, growing for several months.
• Chest, upper arms, back, sides of neck,
• Itching and pain.
• Starts as nodules or plaque.
• Gradually enlarging.
• Firm consistency.
• Actively growing is red and itchy.
• Stable, long standing is dark brown.
• Irregular margins, with claw like extensions.
• Cosmetic disfigurement.
• May undergo malignant degeneration.
In subjects predisposed to formation of keloids:
• Avoid any kind of trauma.
• If surgery is essential, incision should be minimal.
• Avoid injections and ear pricking.
HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT & Homeopathic Remedies
• Fluoricum acidum.
• Nitricum acidum.
• Radium bromatum.