Alternative Treatment to Sternum Keloid?

Apart from steroids what would be considered the best treatment for a sternum keloid. If any?

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Keloid treatment options

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Apart from intralesional cortisone injections which are the mainstay of therapy, liquid nitrogen cryotherapy is often used effectively. Other options include surgical excision of the keloid scar or radiation. Topical imiquimod cream may also provide benefit, usually after a keloid has been excised to reduce risk of recurrence. Silicone gel sheeting may provide some modest benefit, as can using a thick moisturizer on the keloid. Sometimes laser is used to reduce keloid size somewhat and more specifically to reduce the redness.

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