Post # 1
If so have you ever been successful at getting rid of it or making it smaller or stop it from hurting/itching/growing?
I freaking hate mine and it bugs me 24/7!!!
Apparently surgery could only make it worse 🙁
Post # 3
I had them on my earlobes after they got pierced when I was 8-ish.
I tried all sorts of things to get them to stop, but nothing worked for me. So at age 14, my keloids were removed via laser surgery (the parents’ insurance covered it, amazingly). Yes, there was the risk that they could have come back and grown much larger, but my parents took decided to give it a shot. It worked.
Needless to say, I have NOTHING pierced now. Good luck!
Post # 4
I had it on all my piercings. It was the biggest on my cartilege piercing. I had to see the dermatologist to inject steroid shots. It took 4 or 5 visits. It has flattened out completely.
Post # 5
I have keloids on a couple of surgery scars, but they’ve slowly started to go down (like after 10 years). They’re still a little itchy, but they don’t hurt nearly as much as they used to. I remember years ago when I was in high school my mom forgot about the (only) one I had at the time and it was making a lump in my t-shirt, she thought it was a chunk of a bagel or a bug or something and said “what’s that?” and flicked it. I almost cried it hurt so much.
Post # 6
I work at a peircing shop, and what works often for keloids on piercings is a soap called Hibiclens. Wash your keloid with it 2 times a day and it should start to go away! And if you have any jewelry in, make sure it is gold or surgical steel, doesn’t irritate the skin 🙂
Post # 7
@cheesecakelove: My sister has a keloid scar from where she had skin cancer removed. She has a prescription cream from her dermatologist to put on it. I don’t recall the name of it, but ask your derm if he or she can get you something.
Post # 8
My husband had a keloid surgically removed from his ear when he was a child. It never came back and he doesn’t have any more.
I do know some people who have had great success with treating keloids with silicone sheets.
Post # 9
@cheesecakelove: uuggghh I have quite a few small ones on my chest from acne breakouts I had over 20 yrs ago! Have tried cortisone shots, silicone strips, gels, creams, etc, with no luck. Was just googling for new treatments the other day and read about laser. Will be talking to a dermatologist to see if it would work for me.
Post # 10
I had a keyloid in my ear lobe for years (my earring got ripped out in my sleep causing the keyloid) Anyway it’s still there but it’s shrunk and I can almost not feel it. I did nothing for it to shrink, I guess time did it.
Post # 11
I had one on my cartilage piercing and over time it went away on its own. I also had one on my nose ring and that one really annoyed me. I felt like people were always staring at it! I tried tea tree oil which did work a little, but the smell was too much for me considering it was on my nose so I went back to plain old sea salt water soaks and it didn’t take too long for it clear right up. Never had a problem since.
Post # 12
@lanibug: oh yeah, I should mention, I tried sheets and Mederma, but for me just time and leaving it alone worked the best.