My Ear Keloid Scars
I have keloids on both my ears because about four years ago, I got my ears pierced for the first time when I met my husband. My husband wanted to make me more beautiful, so I got the pierced ears and got the automatic studs put in. We went out as soon as I got my ears pierced, so he asked me to switch the studs to a pair of hanging earrings.
From then on, I kept switching the earrings and never returned to the studs, so about a year later, I noticed some small keloids forming. However, other people in my life had keloids but I'd never seen them grow past a certain size. Now, my keloids were medium in size, so I kept inserting earrings like the other women in my life had. But that only made matters worse because soon I couldn't wear earrings at all.
My husband tried to buy me some scar cream but it was in a little container for me to squeeze the cream out of and it only minimized one keloid. I wish he would have bought two but those little containers of cream was a lot of money.
Now, my scars seem twice as big and I want to get surgery for to remove them. I've been unsuccessful at finding a plastic surgeon who will help me to remove them in my city and everytime my husband and I have enough money to do the surgery, the money always seem to go elsewhere.
These scars have lowered my self-esteem because even though I am an introverted and inward person, it has made me stay inside even more than I used to. I wear wigs (since my hair isn't long enough to cover them anymore) that I have to keep updating almost every three months to keep the public from seeing them and being even more embarrassed than I already am about these scars.
UPDATE; After searching online for remedies for my keloids, he found a method that shrinks them pretty good is Tea Tree Oil. Wearing bandanas, scarves, wigs (in stocking caps) help to shrink them as well. Some doctors decide their prices depending on the size so you can go on how much is cheaper or more accessible for you. Be sure to look around for surgeons that perform Ear Surgery. Also, I recently found out three doctors who perform them in New Orleans.
There is Dr. Massiha at www.massiha.com, Hamid Massiha, M.D. at 3939 Houma Boulevard, Doctors Row Building 4 Suite 216, Metairie 70006 at
There is also Pitard Edward, M.D., 602 Robert E Lee Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124-2545 at (504) 888-4040.
There is also Ray J. Lousteau, M.D., 120 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA, 70119 at (504) 821-0244.
Another home remedy worth trying if you have large ear keloid scars is to remove them by have medium-sized or large rubber bands, alcohol/peroxide, vasoline and/or neosporin. Take the rubber bands and tie them tightly around your keloid for seven to ten days. Over time, it will turn from dark purple to black, once the keloid starts changing colors and the tighter the rubber band is, it will start to tear the keloid from the ear. This is slightly painful to not painful at all.
Make sure you have Alcohol and Peroxide mixed in a small cup that you can place the keloid in for a few minutes at least 3 times per day, once completed be sure to add Neosporin to the ear.
You can clean the keloid and ear with mild soap and water and after carefully drying them, treat them with the alcohol and/or peroxide, by removing the rubber bands every day.
After the seventh or tenth day, the keloid will either fall off on their own or you can cut them off with scissors. If and since the rubber band is tightly wound around the keloids, they'll cut off the circulation to the ear and the keloid, so it won't hurt. After removing them, every day, you want to take care of them by applying the vasoline to the back of the ear. Every day, you should allow it to scab up but you have to naturally let them peel away. You can cut them off once they're basically hanging by a thread or wait for them to fall off. That's your choice. The time it takes to fall off as well depends on the person. Like I mentioned before, make sure to take care of your ears if and whenever they bleed.