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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21 days in, its hard and black, most of it already came off, a part is still hanging on kind of tight but it feels like a loose tooth. any suggestions of how to make it come off any faster?
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Mine is kinda like that now too. It's been about 5 weeks for me because mine is pretty big and it died off pretty slowly but now almost all of it is black and it's just hanging there loosely. I am curious if there is a way for it to come off sooner?
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I've had my keloid since I was 17, I'm 23 now. its the size of a small pearl earring, should I risk doing this method? Did any of yalls grow back?? Please I really am on the fence about. Also I got another piercing on the other ear without the keloid...how can I prevent that one from developing one.
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Mine haven't grown back but its been off for about a month. If the size doesn't bother you , dont do it. But if it does , go for it
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No it doesn't bother me... I just hear about this method after reads of having it. I'm thinking about giving it a try! Did your ear heal? Or is it still fleshy?
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Ive had my keloid since I was 17, I'm 23 biq
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Mine healed.....keloid free at last so happy
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Day 7. My keloid is cold and black/purple. It look likes like I can wrap the rubber band 2 more times. But I don't have any room on my ear. If that makes sense. Should I tie a piece string around it? Because it hasn't gotten any darker. Help!
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Yes tie string around it. Near the end of my keloid I added a string almost everyday on the last few days. Basically if i felt no pain or saw no color change I would add a string because that meant the rubber bands were getting loose and making no progress. I also think strings work better than rubber bands and makes it go a lot faster.
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I'm free! 16 days in and I'm all done. Last ear was a chore. Fortunately, I was familiar with the process. I broke out the fresh pack of razors for that thin dead connective tissue. I was EXTREMELY careful and don't recommend trying until you've been here already. Time to get back to feeling like me. Been too long. Patience and Good luck my friends!
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Healing my lopes. What kind of aloe Vera do I get? Went to the stores. I don't see none. Help!
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One down (Left ear) and one more to go (Right ear! I started both at the same time but the smaller (Right ear) is the stubborn one. I lost count of a band on that ear. It lessened the tension as it shrank which made the Keloid last longer. It's just a day or two behind as changed bands often as needed. Some PLAIN floss looped at the very end of the Keloid base helped in my last days to remove the on the first one. I could no longer wrap the bands tight enough to truncate properly. because my lobes were too sore and raw at the base. The floss proved to be a great little truncate to finish the job. Notes* Keep it clean.Twice a day minimum. Peroxide and Alcohol. Keep your hands clean all the time, as you will need and want touch your keloids at times to see what's going or adjust them when sticking. Give the process time. Take pain medication when needed. When the Keloid finally starts to hang, it may rub the base of your ear sore. If this happens consider something like Vaseline or petroleum free jelly, if possible. I used petroleum. Hey. When it feels better work on drying it out. Keep the Keloid away from the constantly healing base skin. Keeping the keloid unnourished in every way will lead to it's certain demise quicker. Once removed, squeeze any fluid or small bump in the lobe from the front with with pressure on an alcohol cotton ball at the back of the lobe where the Keloid used to be. Doing it until the lobe feels empty. drained and flat. Apply some Neosporin daily. P.S. There's always a risk of recurrence, so I decided to use pressure earrings after the lobes heal. Good luck everyone.
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Feels good to be keloid FREE. Starting to wear My hair up:-). Good luck to you all. You Will get there.
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Mine healed.....keloid free at last so happy
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Hi, so I put one rubber band on my keloid of 2 years, two days ago and now it's all black and hard! I only had pain on my first day. Right now I'm not having pain at all. I can't wait to be keloid free!!
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So i totally read that wrong. I thought you said you had a rubberband on for two years lol anyways! Thats really good!
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Hi, so I put one rubber band on my keloid and it's all black and hard I don't feel no pain at all. And it's only my second day today! I'm soo happy! I can't can't to be keloid free! "I had this keloid for 2 years"
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Hello everyone :') I'm already free from keloid 5 and half months...and I still put aloevera cream on it to make sure d keloid not coming back.. Aloevera can help maintaining healthy skin, so good luck everyone...
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What brand do u use?? Do u start putting it On right after it came off or was it later?
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iHerb..i put after my keloid gone
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hi i have also attempted the rubber band and i have the rubber band on for two days now . i have blisters on one side. do i risk the keloid becoming septic?
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I put a rubber band around my keloid last night and now its bigger. Is that normal?
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Yes. Mine got bigger for first couple of days.
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Thanks, I got worried. What happened after it got bigger?
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It Might blister up a little and then its gets darker. And then is Will reduce in size. Atleast mine did.
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