A keloid is the excess growth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. They can occur from skin injuries such as acne, minor scratches, ear piercings, surgical cuts, burns, trauma wounds, chickenpox or vaccinations sites.
They are quite common in young women and African Americans and often run in families.
The lesion may itch while it is forming and growing.
They usually are not medically dangerous. They may affect appearance and may be psychologically distressful if they are large or disfiguring.
Exposure to the sun during the first year after a the lesion forms will cause it to tan darker than the surrounding skin and this darker color may be permanent.
Studies have shown that using emu oil will significantly reduce recent
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