A Keloid is a pathological, tumor like scar formation in a surgical wound, burn, earring holes or as a consequences of acne on the trunk that spreads beyond the original injury and does not regress spontaneously.
The causes which lead to the development of keloids are unknown. The factors which play a primary role are certainly represented by traumatic events of various types In individuals genetically predisposed. Various cutaneous lesions can induce the formation of Keloid tissue; surgical operations, lacerations, burns, abrasions, tattoos, vaccinations, injections, insect bites and stings and in general any process which determines a phlogosis of the skin (chickenpox, acne, folliculitis, herpes zoster), the so called :spontaneous” keloids appear after microtraumas, often not even recognized/noticed by the patient, and are characterized by the enormous disproportion of the pathology with respect to the wound which caused it.
Secondary bacterial infection seems to increase the risk. Another important factor is skin tension, which could explain the frequent appearance of keloids in the pre-sternum region, the back, the ankles, deltoid regions and the scapular belt.
Diagnosis of Keloid
A typical case is easy to recognize. A Keloid is at first a rubber like, red, later dark red, solid, often tender, smooth growth of connective tissue covered by the skin.
The size can vary from a very small one to the size of an orange.
A benign hypertrophic scar becomes soft and smaller within 6 months, whereas a Keloid does not.
Some cases occur familiarly.
Keloid treatment with homeopathy
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat Keloid but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat Keloid that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of Keloid:
Carcinosin, Graphites, Silicea, Alumina, Arsenic Album, Badiaga, Calendula, Causticum, Fluoric Acid, Thiosin, Bellis P, Calcaria Carb, Carbo Veg, Crotolus H, Hypericum, Lachesis, Mercurius, Nitric Acid, Nux Vomica, Phosphorous, Phytolacca, Psorinum, Rhus Tox, Sabina, Sulphuric Acid, Sulphur, Tuberculinum, Vipera, and many other medicines.