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Can hydrocortisone treat keloids?

Can hydrocortisone treat keloids?

The best initial treatment is to inject long-acting cortisone (steroid) into the keloid once a month. After several injections with cortisone, the keloid usually becomes less noticeable and flattens in three to six month’s time.

What is the best injection for keloid?

TAC intralesional injection is the most widely used treatment for keloid scars, primarily or after surgical excision, alone or in combination with 5-FU, verapamil and bleomycin. It is considered the gold standard in nonsurgical management of hypertrophic and keloid scars.

What steroid injection is used for keloids?

CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS Triamcinolone acetonide suspension (Kenalog) 10 to 40 mg per mL (depending on the site) is injected intralesionally, which, although painful, will eventually flatten 50 to 100 percent of keloids, with a 9 to 50 percent recurrence rate.

Do steroid injections flatten scars?

Steroid injections. Steroids are injected directly into the scar tissue to help decrease the itching, redness, and burning sensations that these scars may produce. Sometimes, the injections help to decrease the size of the scar and soften the scar tissue. Atrophy and skin discoloration are the main side effects.

How are injections used to treat keloids in the body?

A treatment plan for keloids may include: Injections of corticosteroids and other medicines: These injections are often part a treatment plan for keloids. When injected into the keloid, these medicines help to shrink the scar. Patients usually receive a series of injections once every three to four weeks.

How is hydrocortisone injected into the body?

Hydrocortisone is injected into a muscle, or given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give you this injection. Hydrocortisone is usually given by injection if you are unable to take the medicine by mouth.

How to treat keloids and hypertrophic scars in children?

Intralesional corticosteroid injections for prevention and treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars are a practical first-line approach for the family physician.

How long does it take to get rid of a keloid scar?

This is called ‘intralesional corticosteroid treatment’: The steroids and anaesthetic can help to stop the proliferation of the skin cells in the keloid scar (what are called fibroblasts). Approximately one injection is given a month, for 4-6 months.