A keloid describes excessive scar tissue, which is firm, smooth, irregular and raised on the skin. The scar is not harmful to the human body. Treatment is therefore not necessary. However, there are ways to remove the scar.
After the skin is injured, the scar tissue will try to repair the injured skin by forming a scar. For some people, the scar tissue will grow excessively or even keep forming after the wound has healed. This extra scar tissue will result in a red or flesh-colored, raised scar on the skin, which is called a keloid. Keloids do not usually hurt, but they may cause itchiness or sensitivity of the skin.
The causes of keloids are any injuries or damage to the skin, which can result in wounds. During the process of healing, scar tissue will repair the injured area. If the scar overgrows and becomes raised on the skin, then it is considered as a keloid. Keloids often occur on the skin of the upper trunk, arms, legs, ears and neck, and will appear at the site of a previous wound. A keloid is firm, smooth, has irregular nodules, and the color can be either red or the color of the skin. The common conditions that can cause keloids include acne, burns, chickenpox, scratches, surgical wounds, trauma wounds, and vaccinations.
Keloids normally do not need any treatment. However, the following treatments can help to reduce cosmetic issues due to the size of the scar: 1) corticosteroid injection, 2) cryotherapy, 3) laser treatment, 4) radiation, 5) surgical removal, and 6) silicone gel. It is important to visit a dermatologist for professional advice.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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