Patient: A few months ago I accidentally burnt my proximal interphalangeal joint on a cigarette. It’s left a lump like scar which is very painful. Not sure what to do.
Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I think that you have a keloid. The keloid is a scar or hypertrophic tissue. The hypertr ophic tissue occurs because of overgrowth during repair of the skin.You need to see a Doctor to get steroid injection. Also, confirm the diagnosis. Hope this helps you. All the best.