Cleanse with a saline or sea salt soak
Saline and sea salt soaks work by washing away harmful bacteria that can lead to infection. They also wash away dead cells and other debris that build up around the piercing and form keloids. If you don’t want to buy saline, you can make your own using sea salt.
One may also ask, what cream is good for keloids?
Imiquimod 5% cream (Aldara), an immune response modifier that enhances healing, has also been used to help prevent keloid recurrence after surgical excision. The cream is applied on alternate nights for eight weeks after surgery.
Correspondingly, will a keloid go away if you remove the piercing?
Keloids are largely a genetic issue, so it’s a good idea to make sure that you aren’t prone to keloids before getting pierced. If you do develop a keloid, it will most likely need to be surgically removed; they might decrease in size, but they won’t go away on their own.
How can I shrink a keloid at home?
- Crush three to four aspirin tablets.
- Mix them with enough water to form a paste.
- Apply them to the keloid or wound site. Let it sit for an hour or two, then rinse.
- Repeat once every day until desired results are achieved.
How can you prevent keloids?
- Cover a new wound with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a nonstick bandage. Hold the bandage in place with tape so that there is even pressure on the wound. …
- After a wound is healed over, use a silicone gel bandage. …
- After ear piercing, use pressure earrings.
In all cases, the cream treated areas of scar and keloid demonstrated a remarkable improvement over that of the vaseline treated area. These findings strongly suggest that the mechanisms of hydration and occlusion are the main basis of the therapeutic action of this method in treating hypertrophic scars and keloids.
A scar is made up of ‘connective tissue’, gristle-like fibers deposited in the skin by the fibroblasts to hold the wound closed. With keloids, the fibroblasts continue to multiply even after the wound is filled in. Thus keloids project above the surface of the skin and form large mounds of scar tissue.
While 0.5% hydrocortisone, silicone, HSE, and OE are widely used medicinal over the counter treatments for keloids and hypertrophic scars, their efficacy and safety have not been compared in a blinded, placebo-controlled, prospective fashion.
There’s no evidence to support using tea tree oil on existing scars, whether they’re acne scars, keloids, or hypertrophic scars. In addition, scars are hard to remove, even with professional laser treatments.
Without treatment, the keloid may continue to grow. A person should also seek the advice of a doctor if they are experiencing symptoms of an infection.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Being a natural astringent and an exfoliant, ACV is blessed with innumerable benefits. It prevents scar-promoting cells from entering the keloid site and also reduces both pigmentation and size of the keloids. It also soothes the irritated skin and reduces any swelling.