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How can keloids on the chest be removed?

Hi Doctor I am XXXX(Male) Age 27 Yrs. I am having 4 to 5 which are very small and average in size Keloids on my chest. Doctors gave me treatment with Injections and they spread and these injections are not effective. Request you to please provide your guidance
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
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HI,

Keloids are caused by overreaction of our bodies due to trauma. The more someone manipulates them the more likely they will grow.

Steroid injections (which I think you already have been using) might be used, if these are not successful then surgical treatment can be tried followed by pressure dressing or garment, in this case the chance of keloid recurrence is less than 10%.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj,
General & Family Physician
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How can keloids on the chest be removed?

HI, Keloids are caused by overreaction of our bodies due to trauma. The more someone manipulates them the more likely they will grow. Steroid injections (which I think you already have been using) might be used, if these are not successful then surgical treatment can be tried followed by pressure dressing or garment, in this case the chance of keloid recurrence is less than 10%. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Antoneta Zotaj, General & Family Physician