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How many Tricort injection is needed to remove a chicken pox keloid?

Helow doctor, my son got chicken pox 5 year back. from that he got one chicken pox keloid on his face left side below the year. it was growing and some time itching also. we did two surgery for this. again it is growing. we did biopsy for this. this is just keloid only. My son is handsome and he don t want this in his face. Now we start to take tricort injection two injections given The injected part gone inside. How many injections will give. Is it good for health. Can he cure completly from this injection. Do you have any advice to give me. Thank you doctor. Your valuable reply waiting.
Wed, 14 Apr 2021
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Hi,

Long acting cortisone like Tricort is the standard non-surgical treatment for keloids. It may be given alone or in combination with 5-FU, Verapamil and Bleomycin. This injection is given in the keloid itself. Its effectiveness will depend on various factors including size & location of the keloid. Also different people behave differently as far as efficacy of this injection is concerned. Most of the patients will need one injection per month at least for 3-6 months, so that it becomes flat or less noticeable.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Satnarain Bansal, General & Family Physician
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How many Tricort injection is needed to remove a chicken pox keloid?

Hi, Long acting cortisone like Tricort is the standard non-surgical treatment for keloids. It may be given alone or in combination with 5-FU, Verapamil and Bleomycin. This injection is given in the keloid itself. Its effectiveness will depend on various factors including size & location of the keloid. Also different people behave differently as far as efficacy of this injection is concerned. Most of the patients will need one injection per month at least for 3-6 months, so that it becomes flat or less noticeable. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Satnarain Bansal, General & Family Physician