A keloid is a type of scar that is larger and thicker than a normal scar. It occurs when too much collagen is produced during the healing process after an injury or surgery. They can occur anywhere on the body, but they are most common on the chest, shoulders, and face.
Keloids are caused by an overproduction of collagen in the skin during the healing process after an injury or trauma. Factors that may increase the risk of developing keloids include:
Genetics: People with a family history of keloids are more likely to develop them.
Age: Keloids are more common in people under the age of 30.
Skin type: People with darker skin are more prone to developing keloids.
Type of injury: Burns, cuts, scrapes, and piercings are more likely to result in keloids.
Previous history of keloids: People who have had keloids before are more likely to get them again.
Inflammation: Inflammation in the skin during the healing process can increase the risk of keloids.
Hormonal changes: Pregnancy, puberty, and menopause can increase the risk of keloids due to hormonal changes in the body.
Keloids are benign tumors that occur when the body produces too much collagen in response to an injury or surgery. Symptoms of keloids include:
Raised, red or pink scar tissue that is often itchy or painful
A bump or nodule that is larger than the original wound
A scar that continues to grow or spread after the injury has healed
Tight or stiff skin in the affected area
An abnormal or unusual appearance of the scar tissue
Difficulty moving or using the affected body part due to the keloid.
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Homeopathic medicine is selected based on the similarity of the patient’s symptoms. The patient’s physical and mental constitution is taken into consideration.
Some commonly used homeopathic remedies for keloids include:
Silica: This remedy is often recommended for scar tissue that is hard and painful. It may be helpful for keloids that are slow to heal or that are accompanied by inflammation.
Calcarea fluorica: This remedy is often used for scar tissue that is thick and white, and may be helpful for keloids that are slow to heal or that are accompanied by itching.
Calcarea phosphorica: This remedy may be helpful for keloids that are accompanied by swelling and tenderness.