A few months ago I accidentally burnt my proximal interphalangeal

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Q: 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.

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A:   Thank you for writing to us.

I think that you have a keloid. The keloid is a scar or hypertrophic tissue. The hypertrophic 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.

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