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I have a chest keloid also, I'm a 41 year old male, this developed out of bad acne a few years ago that I just couldn't leave alone, I went for the steroids a year or so ago thinking they were the cure. Now know for fact there just a treatment(short tem), very painful and I now have a worse reoccurence redder and bigger keloid. I went back to the dermatologist with my storry and my reoccurence, his fine and brilliant first hand medical advice.... another 8 more injections should do it!!!. No thank you I said I've been down that useless road and although I thought it was great for 12 months I'm not ready for the long term affects again, still trying to come to terms with it now and the phantom stabbing pains I get from were the needles went in from time to time make me feel like I'm going to keel over.
Fact:Steroids do NOT cure keloids, all the tmedical reports makes you think they do, even some dermos think they do but I've been in contact with a top medical doctor and know that they certainly don't. The only way they would, would be if you took them forever. I think by then your body would become used to them and you'd have to have them every other day.
I've been in contact with a poor woman in Canada who has 14 keloids and has had them since she was 11 she is now 29. She has had steroids in them on a regular basis all them years, she now passes out with the pain.
She is convinced though there is a near cure out there called Cyroshape treatment, anyone ever heard of it? Its noy cyrotherapy(thats messy, needs lots of treatments and no guarantees of reoccurence). Cyroshape apparently is still only available in Israel were the equipment for it was designed. It involves a needle with nitrogen into the keloid right down to the root and it being frozen, it suppose to leave you with a flat scar, chance of skin pigmentation and a very low risk of reoccurrence.I hadn't known about it until I read her storry but now I can't stop trying to find out about it.
I know this is nothing definate but I'm looking into it so thought maybe others may want to
I can't think of taking my kids swimming now and my holiday in Spain this year is just not going to be the same(had the steroids still working last year so looked fine).
I think steriods have the same effect on keloid sufferes as heroine has on addicts, you love the short term effects and feel great, it wears off you feel bad so you go back for more, but not me not yet anyway.
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