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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I'm a sophomore in college and I got my industrial pierced in 8th grade. I started noticing a keloid in around 10th grade. I've struggled with it since trying every single thing I could find. I was even thinking about surgery but I am a college student and I wouldn't be able to afford it without insurance. I then turned to the rubber band and string method. I'm on day 2 and so far it is purple and swollen. I've been taking aspirin and it does the trick. I have a feeling this is going to be a long process and I am worried something is going to go wrong. Hearing other stories has inspired me and I am looking forward to my keloid being removed for good.
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Okay so my keloid is still on and it's being really freaking stubborn. What can I do to get this thing off?? I have been trying tying dental floss on it and it works some but not much. the rubberbands I first put on are finally cutting through and its just hanging on my ear! I continue spraying it with alcohol but it's not doing anything and with the part that it's cutting through, it's trying to connect and grow back.
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Honestly, that's the creepiest thing I have experienced! I basically have the same back story lol
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Whoops
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When mine got like that I got some sissors and cut it. Not my eat looks like a normal ear with very small pink but that turnun back to the normal color I cut mine off about 2 r 3 weeks ago and its healing perfectly
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When mines got like that I got some sissors and cut it off. That was about 2-3 weeks ago and now my ear is back to normal. Its still has a very very small amount of pink thats still healing but its back to normal. Cant even tell I had a bigvkeyloid on top
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Did it hurt cutting it off? I would but I'm a wimp! But I still have some attachment to it. I have about less than the width of a pencil.
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did yours blister at all????? mine has developed big blisters
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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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Mine was the same. I just tied a string around it really tight. Then after I felt like it was nomore, I pulled it off .
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don't cut it..tie a string around it...
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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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It healed fine. I went to the doctor and everything. No signs of returning
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mine was off for a year and came back...but im doin the process again...when i say it was a the best year/summer I've had in years...im usin tea tree oil now..they also say use 100% aloe vera gel...
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Tea tree oil
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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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