Keloid removal with string?

  • RyeeGuy
  • 30228
  • 5 years ago

I was reading someone saying that they tied a string around their earlobe keloid to cut off the circulation and the keloid dried up. I was wondering, does it really work?

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can someone plz .help me out . I've only had the rubber band on my keloild for one day an its really purple an feels like it's filled with blood an water .like if I pocm it with a needle a lot of stuff will come out . is it supposed to feel like this ... like if it has in it .. wen I put a light to it it looks like a sack.filled with blood an water .. I really want this gone .an I am filling with this pain just want to make sure its going as it should . if anyone can can u email me .at forever itch yahoo.com to let me know .. please an thank u
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I'm on day 11 and my keloid is grossing me out !!. I proud that I only have a little ways left to go. Right now it is hanging out...like out the socket ( gross) but i'm almost there. What to do to get it off faster? The sting cant tie any tighter because there is no pain and I don't want to cut it off because of infection . HELP
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tie another string around it, you kind of want to feel pain.
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i know ,but there is no pain AT ALL .No matter how tight i tie a string or rubber band. I even had other people to try tying it. no Pain.
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Well you are lucky! I wouldn't cut it because that'll make it come back. Just tie another string around it tight as possible and be patient. You're almost there!
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Ok thanks. How doi clean out the puss that is stuck to the inside of it because it has made like a socket?
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You need to run it under water in the shower as hot as you can stand.it. just stand there with your whole ear under water soaking it for a while. Then use q-tips dipped in alcohol to wipe away all the gunk real good. You need to do that a couple times a day along with your normal cleaning. All that dried up puss and blood just makes everything take longer.
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can u please he'll me out I want t no a Lil more about this keloild thing .. I've had my rubber band on for one day .. an its really purple an feels like it wants to burst open .like its filled with water an blood .an hurts like hell is that how it should feel one the first day.
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So my keloid is literally still hanging by the root. What can I do? I have tried tying it with floss but it's still not doing anything. I need it off by next week!
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is your keloid completely dead?
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If so you can go ahead and cut it....... But i would just wait it out a little longer to reduce infections and regrowth. Like you said you need it off by next week. twist it around so that there may be a tear in it.
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As far as I can see it is, but I will wait a little bit longer to cut it or anything. I'm going to tie string around it...a lot.
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Tie more string or a rubber band around it as tight as you can stand it. Actually start adding more string (one on top of the other) everyday. If it doesn't hurt it needs to be tighter.
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try a thicker string than dental floss. Find a pack of black stretchy hair ties at walmart cut it in half and tie around. That dosen't loose elasticity and you can pull it tighter when needed. I'm thinking floss is too thin.
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Okay. I may try the string. I have tried tying a hair rubber band around it and I couldn't get it to tie. I may try again.
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Yeah not a hair rubber band but one of those black stretch pony tail holders
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Watch my YouTube video and you can see what I used. The brand Is goody hair tie. Then I cut it in half and tied it around like a shoelace
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eok2DgBm4Ec
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I am Now on day 7 and my keloid has already died. I tightened rubber bands and strings as tight as they can go and i still dont feel any pain.So Should i just go ahead and cut it off? What to Do, because i dont want any infections or regrowth.
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I advise you not to bc their could be a greater chance or regrowth but if you feel likw you have to then go for it
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Hey can someone please talk about the healing process?? What to do, for how long. Long term stuff. And how long it usually takes to heal up conpletely. Thanks! :)
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I am 5 days in Now,using this method.My keloids are black and have bleed twice already. I have two rubber bands on each and so far this process is going well. One one ear the piercing whole on the top is still open and blood passes through there. It has made a little scar. I clean it everyday( 3 times). Is it infected ? HELPPP
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Most likely its not infected. Mine bled too, but near the end actually. The blood in the keloid is is backing up because it has nowhere to go. And if your hole is still open, thats probably why it coming out there.
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How long does the pain last because it's killing me right now & I'm trying so hard to keep going. I'm abt 2 hrs in.. yea I know but my keloid is abt the size of a walnut? I'm guessing size might be relative to how long the pain lasts. I took pain killers but it didn't help at all. Is there any other tricks you guys did? I can't even type as I right this it hurts so bad /: but yeah just curious how long this pain will last & if it decreases (pain)
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Usually a couple of days. In my case, I started out with two bands and that hurt for about two days. Then, I think its was on the 4 or 5th days I added another, it was sore but not as sore as the first time. I added another later on and that just hurt for a couple of hours because it was almost off. It will get better. Make sure you clean it so it doesnt get infected. 100% tea tree oil is good too. But the first few days are the most painful. hang in there! you'll be so happy you did!
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