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Had heart problem and problem with keloid. Itchiness and pain. Treatment?

Hello, I had very serious problem with keloid. I had also heart problem.I am 25 years old I had a very major operation when i was 14 years old. It was open heart surgery .After my operation i found i had keloid problem.Now I am seriously suffering by that.Its spread my whole body. Its makes me sick the whole year.its painful and severe itchiness. after few days break its makes me seriously sick. Even I can t move. I met with several doctors for treatment in my country. But they are not confident it will cure or not. Actually they are confused because they don t have experience to handle my type of serious patient before. They suggest to go Singapore or India. But i don t know is there any treatment has for me or not? and how much the total cost for the treatment.? Please help me i need it badly. I am waiting for your reply. thank you so much zerin
Asked On : Wed, 2 May 2012
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A keloid is type of scar which, is composed mainly of collagen. It is a result of an overgrowth of granulation tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules. A keloid scar is benign but sometimes it can cause itching and pain.
First-line options include silicone sheeting, pressure treatment, and corticosteroid injections. Cryotherapy is useful for smaller lesions. Surgical removal of keloids is most often followed by aggressive regrowth of scar tissue.Therefore, all surgical options should be followed by corticosteroid injections, silicone sheeting, Other therapies with limited studies include intralesional verapamil, fluorouracil, bleomycin, and interferon alfa-2b injections, although results are not very encouraging.
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