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Keloid removal with string?

  • RyeeGuy
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  • 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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Oh no, here we go again......my daughter's keloid grew back after doing the rubberband method last August and removing two from ear piercings on the back of her lobes. Ughhhh!!! I tied the rubberband on her tonight and she is so not happy. My question to you guys is......does anyone have a way of bandaging or covering up these keloids as they turn ugly and die? In August, she was out of school but now she is self conscious about the process and going to school. Any ideas? Pleeeeeese help.
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I'm keliod freeeee.....my left ear keloid fell off on monday. I'm now treating d wounds left behind with iodine nd olive oil they have started to scab already
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So my keloid is huge and looks like a dark purple jelly bean, the keloid looks like it's about to burst it looks like I could just pop it with a pin (not going to of course) the pain increases when I lay down it just burns my ear with a sharp pain it's very uncomfortable and it's also 4.45am I need to be awake in 3 hours, this is day two and about halfa ago it started leaking clear liquid and the tiniest bit of blood, is this supposed to happen?
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It happened to me. Whatever you do don't take the rubber band off. I can't say when the pain will subside but it will be worth it in the end. Mine fell off after one day but is hurting more now than when I had the rubber band on.
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lozspaldz - sounds about like what happened to me. Mine took 1 month to fall off, but I have no pain and it healed quickly (probably cuz it took so darn long to fall off!). I had the pain and the hotness and burning. Best thing to do is keep the bands tight, keep your hands off it, clean in frequently and just give it time. For me, ibuprofen worked great for easing the pain. I did sleep on an ice pad a few nights too. Patience is the key. It will be worth it - its hard to see that now, I know! Good luck!
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Absolutely normal, very soon blood would start leaking too nd when it starts to dry it gonna be stinky!
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My keloid is still massive but I cleaned it this morning and it's already falling off it's on the front of my ear in the middle and it's already falling off but it's stuck still on the back
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I've finally tried the rubber band method, holy shit I literally have had 3 hours sleep the pain woke me up and it's so painful; can anyone give me some tips please
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The only thing I can say is no pain no gain. I've heard other say they've taking everything from Tylenol to Vicodin. Personally I didn't take anything. The pain was there but for me it wasn't unbearable.
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Is it normal for it to itch when it comes off and starts the healing process? I would guess so, right?
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Yeah, don't worry. Just try not to itch it!
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Mine did and it has fallen off (1 week now) and I still have a bit of an itching. I think that is because it is healing.
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Yes.
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Hi all, I've had my keloid for almost 2 years. And I'm ready to try the rubber band and string method. I tried to put the band on but it was very difficult, so I gave up if anyone could help me out and give me 'how to' help on applying the rubber band please do. Thank you also my keloid is in the middle on the front of my ear, below the top cartilage and above the earlobes it's very embarrassing considering when I woke my hair must be tied up due to me working in hospitality. HELP
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when I work*
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Someone please help!!! I am on the 7th day and my ear is black where I have two rubber bands and all around it but I still have puss and blood coming out ...is this notmal for the seventh day? my keloid was the size of a marble or bigger...i thought i might not have the rubber bands tight enough so i tried to put one more but when i put it on it hurt so bad and felt like if my orher rubberbands already cut through so i didnt put it on...if I have my hair up everything is fine it gets aired and dry but it looks disgusting so when I go to work I kind of cover it but I noticed it gets messed with and the skin on my starts peeling...what should I do? &am I on the right track
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Ineedhelpplease
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I didn't make it this far so its really hard to say. If you already have 2 rubber bands on I would say that's sufficient. You don't want to end up like me and make both of them come off and then not be able to get them back on. I would suggest to keep cleaning it and possibly try tying a string around the banded area. I've heard of people trying that with success. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Hv u strtd yet?
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Its normal. Tie thread around it tight as u cn stand n keep it clean. Neosporin n alcohol applied wit cotton swabs is all u need
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10th day if still hurts but more black
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I just cut the rest of mine off, there was no blood of course. I have alcohol, peroxide, tea tree oil, I don't have Neosporin, but will Vaseline work so it can scab up?
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I think Vaseline will be sufficient as long as you continue to clean it with peroxide or alcohol. Congrats!!!
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How long did it take for yours to heal once it came off
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It still hasn't healed completely. I think had I left the keloid fall off on it own instead of taking the rubber band off prematurely it would have been healed by now. The back of my ear has a black scab on it but it is not painful. Also my ear is still a little swollen. Since the pain had subsided I was going to attempt to add another rubber band to remove the remaining skin but my husband thinks its too soon for me to try again. I a little frustrated because I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to band the remain skin at this point.
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