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Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for keloid? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of keloid along with the best homeopathic medicine for keloid treatment.

A Keloid is a pathological, tumor like scar formation on skin that spreads beyond the original injury and does not regress spontaneously.

A keloid scar is a type of hypertrophic scar with mainly type I and some type III collagen which results in an overgrowth of tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules, and can vary from pink to flesh-colored or red to dark brown in color.

A keloid scar is benign, non-contagious, and usually accompanied by severe itchiness, sharp pains, and changes in texture. In severe cases, it can affect movement of skin. (Keloids should not be confused with hypertrophic scars, which are raised scars that do not grow beyond the boundaries of the original wound.)

A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time.

The causes which lead to the development of keloid scar are not known. The factors which play a primary role are certainly represented by traumatic events of various types, esp 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.

HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT & Homeopathic Remedies for Keliods

homeopathic medicine for keloid

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of homeopathic medicine for keloid is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which a patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathic medicine for keloid is not only to treat keliods, but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility of the patient. For this patient’s current symptoms, past medical history and family history are taken into account. There are many homeopathic remedies which cover the symptoms of keliods can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities. For individualized remedy selection and treatment of keliods, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important homeopathic remedies for the treatment of keliods are given below:

• Fluoricum acidum.
• Graphites.
• Nitricum acidum.
• Radium bromatum.
• Sabadilla.
• Silicea.
• Thiosinaminum.
• Thuja.

Silicea

The action of Silica is slow. In the proving, it takes a long time to develop the symptoms. It is, therefore, suited to complaints that develop slowly.  The Silica patient is chilly; his symptoms are developed in cold, damp weather, though often better in cold, dry weather; symptoms come out after a bath.

Slow nutrition; if the individual receives a slight injury it suppurates and the cicatrix indurates, is hard and nodular. Along the track of a knife-cut, is a fibrinous deposit due to inferior and slow nutrition. An old ulcer heals with induration. Where cicatricial tissue forms, it is indurated, shiny, glassy. If Silica is given in such cases, it will throw out abscesses in these cicatrices and open them out. It will open up old ulcers and heal them with a normal cicatrix.

The Silica stomach is weak, in a do-nothing state; old dyspeptics that have been vomiting a long time, especially those who have an aversion to hot food, who cannot take milk, are averse to meat, where the mental and bodily symptoms agree.

Graphitisgraphitis homeopthic medicine for keloid

Like all the carbons, this remedy is an anti-psoric of great power, but especially active in patients who are rather stout, of fair complexion, with tendency to skin affections and constipation, fat, chilly, and costive, with delayed menstrual history, take cold easily. Children impudent, teasing, laugh at reprimands. Homeopathic medicine for keloid has a particular tendency to develop the skin phase of internal disorders. Skin rough, hard, persistent dryness of portions of skin unaffected by eczema. Early stage of keloid and fibroma. Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates. Ulcers discharging a glutinous fluid, thin and sticky. Swelling and induration of glands. Constipation; large, difficult, knotty stools united by mucus threads. Burning haemorrhoids.

Flouric acid

Acts especially upon lower tissues, and indicated in deep, destructive processes, bedsores, ulcerations, varicose veins, and ulcers.Homeopathic medicine for keloid having Itching of cicatrices. Feels as if burning vapor were emitted from pores. Itching especially of the orifices, and in spots, worse warmth. Nails grow rapidly. Periosteal abscess. Profuse, sour, offensive perspiration. Heaviness and weight in stomach heat in stomach before meals. Sour eructations. Averse to coffee, wants fancy dishes. Stomach symptoms relieved by tight clothes. Desire for highly seasoned food. Craves cold water, hungry. Warm drinks produce diarrhoea.

Radium brom

Found effective in the treatment of rheumatism and gout, in skin affections generally, acne rosacea, naevi, moles, ulcers and cancers. Apprehensive, depressed; fear of being alone in the dark; great desire to be with people. Tired and irritable. Itching all over body, burning of skin, as if afire.

SabadillaSABADILLA homeopathic medicine for keloid

Skin dry, like parchment. Homeopathic medicine for keloid having horny, deformed, thickened nails and keloid. Hot, burning, creeping, crawling sensation. Itching in anus. Spasmodic pain in stomach with dry cough and difficult breathing. No thirst. Loathing for strong food. Canine appetite for sweets and farinaceous food. Throat has much tough phlegm. Sensation of a skin hanging loosely; must swallow it. Warm food and drink relieve. Empty swallowing most painful. Dry fauces and throat. Sensation of a lump in throat with constant necessity to swallow. Chronic sore throat; worse, from cold air.

What is Keloid ?

Keloid is an abnormal accumulation of fibroblast around the scar. Fibroblasts are the cells of connective tissue which is responsible to maintain framework. Collagen fibers are  protein structures and major component of connective tissues. All these helps and maintain structure framework of the body. During a scar or wound fibroblasts multiplies to heal the injured tissue. This is the normal phenomenon to heal a scar in the body. Any disturbance in this process leads to over growth of cells and formation of keloid.

Cause of Keloid

Cicatrial

  • Infection of operation wounds.
  • Burns.
  • Pyodermas.
  • Acne.

Secondary to

  •  Injury.
  • Ear piercing.
  • Vaccination site.
  • Injection site.

Spontaneous

  • Mosquito bite.
  • Trauma.
  • Scratching.
  • Friction.
  • Pressure.
  • Brushing.

Age

  • 10-30 years.

Sex

  • Common in females.

Race

  • Common in blacks.

Clinical features of keliod

ONSET

• Insidious.
• Develop very slowly, growing for several months.

• Chest, upper arms, back, sides of neck, ears.

SYMPTOMS

  •  Keliods are usually symptomatic.
  • May present with itching and pain.
  • Lesion starts as nodules or plaque.
  • Gradually enlarging and become elevated.
  • Firm consistency.
  • Actively growing keliod is red and itchy.
  • Stable, long standing keliod is dark brown.
  • Keliod has irregular margins, with claw like extensions.

Conventional treatment for Keliod

The best treatment is prevention in patients with a known predisposition. This includes preventing unnecessary trauma or surgery. Treatment of a keloid scar is age dependent. Radiotherapy, anti-metabolites and corticoids are not recommended for children,  as they may cause harmful side effects, like growth abnormalities.

In adults, corticosteriods combined with fluorouracil and Pulsed dye leser in a triple therapy is given to enhance results and diminish side effects.

Complications of Keliod

  • Cosmetic disfigurement.
  • May undergo malignant degeneration.
  • Infection and ulceration of keloid.

General management of Keliods

Persons who are predisposed to formation of keloids should keep these precautions.

  • Avoid any kind of trauma.
  • If surgery is essential, incision should be minimal.
  • Avoid injections and ear pricking.

The above information about homeopathy treatment of keloid is only for information purpose. Please consult a professional homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine for keloid. 

About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

BHMS, M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. Manisha is a leading homeopathy physician working in Rajasthan, India. She has studied with George Vithoulkas through the IACH e-learning course. She is Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur and has been practicing since 2004. She has worked as a Lecturer of Homeopathic Repertory at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College, Jaipur and is currently Asso. Professor, HoD and PG Guide for the Department of Psychiatry in the same institute. Find more about her at www.ashahomeopathy.com

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