Imiquimod and keloids

Common Questions and Answers about Imiquimod and keloids

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Avatar n tn Hi there, I have keloids all over my neck, they bleed a lot and seem to be growing towards my head, right now they are on lower part of head or upper neck. I have seen a dermatologist and he suggested having keloidosis done to remove them. My family is bit old fashion and don't want me to have keloidosis done, plus the dermatologist said that they might keep appearing in different places, so I am not even sure if the surgery is the right way to go.
Avatar f tn It's the worst thing to happen to anyone. Both my brother and I suffer from it and we've been prescribed very many ointments and tablets. I am 23 and my brother is 18. I've been given Minolox (which I found pretty effective), but the minute I discontinue it's use, the acne flares up. The acne occurs in the form of lesions esp in and around the chin. I took Minolox for 5 months and the results were good. But the acne keeps coming back.
468411 tn?1207259284 and the past response to treatment determine the type of therapy used.
Avatar f tn and the past response to treatment determine the type of therapy used.
Avatar f tn and the past response to treatment determine the type of therapy used.
Avatar f tn Hi, Keloids usually occur on the upper chest and shoulders - particularly over the breastbone (sternum) - and on the earlobes. In dark skin individuals they very often occur in the beard area and on the scalp. Injections of a steroid (triamcinolone) are up to date the most successful treatment. After 4-6 sessions keloids usually become flat and the same colour as the surrounding skin. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar n tn Hi, 'No single therapeutic modality is best for all keloids. The location, size, and depth of the lesion; the age of the patient; and the past response to treatment determine the type of therapy used.
Avatar n tn Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin