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I am asking the members to share their experiences regarding the cure of keloid
scars, a butterfly shaped on chest.
Normally, your skin will heal after a bruise, bump, scratch, cut, or surgical incision with minor effects. Often the doctor may suggest applying vitamin E oil or other creams.
Deep cuts produce a scar where the skin knits together. Over time the scar fades. The keloid scar heals differently. Instead of a flat scar level with the rest of the skin surface, a raised dark, often purple/red, hard growth of skin is produced. These keloids can be both itchy and painful.
Keloids may form on any part of the body, most especially on the ears, upper chest, upper back, and shoulders. Dark skinned people form keloids 15 times more than those with lighter skin, although anyone can form a keloid. Keloids never turn into skin cancer. Although anyone can have a keloid scar form some ethnic groups are at more risk of developing them than others.
Collagen is a group of naturally occurring proteins. In nature, it is found exclusively in animals, especially in the flesh and connective tissues of mammals. It is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content.
Collagen, in the form of elongated fibrils, is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendon, ligament and skin, and is also abundant in cornea, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, the gut, and intervertebral disc. In muscle tissue it serves as a major component of endomysium. Collagen constitutes 1% to 2% of muscle tissue, and accounts for 6% of the weight of strong, tendinous muscles. Gelatin, which is used in food and industry, is collagen that has been irreversibly hydrolyzed. Natural forms of collagen include Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Silica.~ Wikipedia
When the skin has a break, tear or cut, the body produces more collagen.The collagen grows around the damaged skin and then builds up helping the wound to seal. The resulting scar tends to pull tight and flatten and then fades over time. Unfortunately Keloid scars continue to grow invading the surrounding undamaged skin and can become bigger than the original wound.
There are many kinds of common skin injury’s that could lead to keloid growth such as: injections, insect bites, burns, acne, chicken pox,surgery, ear piercing, lacerations, abrasions, tattooing, vaccinations, injections, folliculitis/ingrown hairs, and shingles.
Removing the scar is one treatment option, however this could make the scar worse i.e. the probability that the resulting surgery scar will also become a keloid is high, usually greater than 50%. Laser treatment has also been used with varying degrees of success.
HOMCEOPATHIC MEDICAL TREATMENT OF WOUNDS AND INJURIES by WILLIAM H. SCHWARTZ, M.D.
In the treatment of Wounds and Injuries it is understood that the homoeopathic physician observes all surgical procedure or technic, arresting haemorrhage, mechanically closing open wounds, joining tissue to like tissue, reducing dislocations, adjusting broken bones, establishing drainage when necessary and protecting wounds with proper dressing, etc.
But in addition to modern surgery the Homoeopath is fortified by his own instruments of precision, his medicines, to meet the occult phenomena caused by shock and constitutional idiosyncrasy. That is the special field of the Homoeopath. It is indeed unfortunate that the old school physician and surgeon is so handicapped by a total lack of knowledge of what is so great a boon to homoeopathic practice. The Homoeopath alone has a therapy of constitutional medicines that vitalize a patient prior to operation and acute medicines that meet the complications of a disturbed vital government after operation.
Every physician is inclined to treat wounds and injuries, as well as diseases, more or less empirically. One's experience and the recorded experience of others is a helpful guide in selecting the treatment. But the Homoeopath must ever keep in mind the Totality of Symptoms in selecting the similimum even for wounds and injuries, the variation of which effects, being due to constitutional differences of people, require individual medical attention.
This overgrowth can be treated successfully with the medicines suggested by Dr Rafeeque.The most effective is Thiosinaminum.I gave it to my mother.It helped though not fully cured.
Yes,Dr sharma,it can stop sensation like itching,burning, and further growth.
I do not believe that a constitutional medicine will cure because it is not a natural disease.
Thanks to all of you for your comments, but what i wanted to know was, has anybody cured this condition completely. I really appreciate Dr. Rajneesh for being clear. I have seen a few cases, but could not cure, inspite of constitutional or other specifics.
So should we tell our patients that this disease is incurable, and all we can do is to help in reducing the accompanying symptoms like itching ,burning etc.
You are right. Only homeopathy can do that, others are never hopeful and successful. They do something that is painful and expensive and fails.
Yes,the time will come when we shall overcome this problem completely.