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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So its been a few days and the blister got smaller, but its still there. I also put another band on yesterday with a string, and about 1/3 of the keloid turned black and then stopped. The string is a bloody and gross now and i have cleaned it pretty well, but the string scares me of infection. And now that it stopped turning black, i feel like i should put another band? Maybe? Its not doing anything on its own.
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So this is weird. I just cleaned my keloid really good with hydrogen peroxide and i noticed that the dark purple started turning a little pink! Im not sure what that means! I may need to put a new rubber band...
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..is it because i used hydrogen peroxide instead of alcohol? Thats all ive been really using.
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Hmmm I have no idea. Maybe so. I read something saying peroxide is not the best to use. Mine did great all I used from the time I put the rubber band on until now after it fell off is alcohol I would recommend you not to use peroxide any more and just use alcohol and warm water. Hope that helps
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Maybe tighten the rubberband if its loose. U don't want to let the blood start flowing back to it. The key is to kill it keep the blood cut off so tighten the rubberband as tight as u can stand it and clean with alcohol I bought a box of those alcohol rubbing pads I didn't use the alcohol out the bottle. Goodluck :-)
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Yeah I may just switch back. And it was doing so well! Yeah it hasn't done anything for about a day so I may need to put another one on.
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Yea keep it tied tight mine change color and got smaller everyday throughout the process
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My name is christie I put a rubberband. On my keyloid 3 weeks ago and thank god it fell off today. Now I'm just trying to figure out what meds or cream to u to keep it clean and prevent it from. Coming back any ideas??
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Glad it came off :) I have been using polysporin and warn salt water soaks to keep mine clean. Do not re-pierce the area! Rule number one to avoid it coming back/. Unfortunately there's no 100% guarantee for keloid removal, so it may still come back :( I'm using 'Scar Away' silicone bandages to try and diminish the chances, but even this may not work. Fingers crossed.
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Thank you :-( I'm soooo happy I had it for 3 longg years I've been using alcohol and neosporin I didn't kno if I should use peroxide or not
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I mean :-) haha wasnt trying to do the sad face lord knows I'm soooo happy
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You're welcome. I know what you mean, I had had mine for nearly six years. Those are both fine :) You could use peroxide as well, but I find it dries out the healing wound too much (I used it to clean and dry out my keloid when it was coming off).
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Yeaa thats why I havent used peroxide and surprisingly using alcohol on the scar doesn't burn so I'm just going to keep using that and the neosporin l. Such a huggeeee relief
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I like using the alcohol. I haven't used noes poring though. But it feels great using it. But I've noticed my hair is sticking to my keloid. I think I put too much because I'm spraying it.
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Yea my hair keep gettin stuck to it too mine too idk how to keep that from happening
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I can only think of pulling my hair back but it's really noticeable and big, it's a little embarrassing.
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I know the feeling I just keep my covered with a bandaid when I'm out the house to keep it from gettin infected
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Ooh! That's a good idea! I'm going to try that. Except I have to get this blister to go away. It's just getting bigger!
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How long has it been since yours came off
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My keloid? It's still on. I'm in the process of removing it. Day 4
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Oooh ok its just a waiting game have to be patient. goodluck with your process hope its a success
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Thank you! I hope it goes quickly!
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Your welcome keep me updated on your process
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My name is christie I put a rubberband on my keyloid 3 weeks ago and THANK GOD it came off today. The 1st 3 days were sooooo painful but it came off today. Now I'm just trying to figure out what to use to keep it clean and prevent it from coming back any ideas??
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Where was your keloid and how big was it? Glad it came off for you :-).
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