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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is keloids (including piercing keloids)?

Overgrown masses of scar tissue after trauma to the skin. Keloids occur more commonly on the earlobes, chest and back.

Symptoms of keloids (including piercing keloids)

  • Raised skin over a scar from a previous surgery

  • Skin abnormality

  • Skin problem on the chest, tummy or back

  • Swelling or raised skin where the ear was pierced

  • Skin Itching

  • Scab

Questions your doctor may ask to check for keloids (including piercing keloids)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose keloids (including piercing keloids)

  • Do you have raised skin over a surgery scar?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have any symptoms on the skin of your stomach, chest or back?

  • Do you have swelling or raised skin where the ear was pierced?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

Treatment for keloids (including piercing keloids)

Keloids can be left alone. If bothersome, steroid injections or procedures may help to shrink the scar. Complete removal is difficult, and keloids may still return after treatment,

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