Patient :I have keloids. Is there a way to get rid of them without steroid injections ( as I have been told by my doctor)? I only get them on my shoulder. I know that this isnt really a major health problem but its mostly annoying and inconvenient.
Welcome To Ask The Doctor.
Keloids treatment options are just two:
1. Intralesional Steroid Injcetion.
2. Surgical Removal.
Steroid injection is the preferred modality of treatment as it is safe.
Surgical removal itself carries a risk of scar formation. So, it is attempted only in Steroid Resistant Patients.
You should go for Intralesional Steroid injection as it is the most effective and safest treatment option.
I hope the information helps.
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