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Keloids are scars that become enlarged due to abnormal growth of fibrous tissues. Skin injuries like acne, minor burns, bites, cuts, or scrapes can leave scars. Keloids form over time, when an excess amount of collagen grows in the scars. Generally, they do not cause pain, but sometimes they can be itchy.

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Even though keloids do not pose a health concern, many people dislike having these enlarged, ugly scars. Some people opt for surgery, injections or laser treatment to remove them. Instead of paying for expensive treatments, there are some simple natural remedies that you can use to take care of your keloids at home for little cost.

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home remedies for keloids

Here are the top 10 home remedies for keloids.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

A great home remedy for treating keloids is apple cider vinegar because it helps minimize the size and redness of the scar.

  1. Apply apple cider vinegar directly on the affected area and gently massage it so the vinegar is well absorbed into the skin.
  2. Allow it to dry for a few minutes, and then repeat the process in order to expedite healing.
  3. Do this several times a day for maximum results and continue this treatment for four to five weeks.

If the apple cider vinegar causes any skin irritation, you can dilute it with water. You can also use pure tea tree oil.

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2. Baking Soda

Baking soda acts as an abrasive agent and helps exfoliate the skin. It can also be used successfully to manage keloids.

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Baking Soda Home Remedy to Treat keloids
  1. Mix one part baking soda with three parts hydrogen peroxide to make a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the paste directly on the affected area to reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process.
  3. Do this three or four times a day depending upon the severity of the scar.

3. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice contains antioxidants and vitamin C that are very helpful in treating different types of scars, including keloids. After a few weeks of using this remedy, you should see significant improvement in the color, texture, appearance, and flexibility of the scar.

  1. Extract the juice from a fresh lemon and apply it on the affected skin area.
  2. Leave it on for about half an hour, and then wash the area with lukewarm water.
  3. Repeat the process at least once daily.

4. Aspirin

The same aspirin that you take for headaches and other health problems can also be used to treat keloids as it helps reduce the scar’s size and appearance.

  1. Crush three or four aspirin tablets and add a small amount of water to make a smooth, thick paste.
  2. Apply the paste on the scar, allow it to dry completely and then rinse it off by rubbing the area gently under water.
  3. Pat the area dry and then apply some olive oil or coconut oil.
  4. Do this daily until the keloid is gone.

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is very good for the skin and can be used in the treatment of keloids. It will help reduce inflammation, keep the skin well-moisturized and heal damaged skin. It also helps prevent skin infections.

  1. Clean the scarred area thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  2. Apply fresh aloe vera gel on the scars twice daily.

6. Sandalwood and Rose Water

Sandalwood has many skin regenerating properties and rose water is a natural skin toner. Used together they can help prevent or reduce and lighten keloid scars.

  1. Make a thick paste of sandalwood powder and rose water. If you wish, you can also add some black gram to the paste. You can find black gram in an Asian supermarket.
  2. Clean the scar with water and apply the paste before going to bed. In the morning, wash the area thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  3. Do this regularly for a month or two.

Medic for Keloids was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by Top10HomeRemedies
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187 thoughts on “Medic for Keloids”

  1. i had this big keloid after chicken pox.i started usin castor oil then acv then after few days baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and even drank acv.with baking soda appication everyday my keloid popped.omg it was so painful n burning.my keloid has become smaller n reduced in size.i even applied pain killerthat helped too.
    ihope you try al these.it wil help

  2. hi
    i have keloid i started applying warm castor oil.i could see some difference after few days i applied apple cider vinegar and drank it too.then after few days i applied baking soda woth hydrpgen peroxide and also ibuprofen with water .my keloid busted and it burned so much.but i didnt give up.i kept in applying it and to my wonders its a month

  3. Site really helped to know that I am not the only one suffering with keloids. Have had keloids for 22 years after tub ligation surgery after my last child. Located in my navel. After 23 years has begun to give me the blues outside and inside with soreness and pain. Will try saliva along with lemongrass juice and aspirin as a start. Will report any testimonials. Thanks for everyone sharing.

  4. I used aspirin and lemon mix on my keloid along with it i use saran wrap over it. left it half a day for 2 months. my keloids are long gone. Later i used cocoa butter.

  5. I’ve tried so many things on my keloids…it was caused due to shaving in my public area.. its not that huge but its just disturbing…I recently just decided to start compressing it, so I got this regular plaster and started using it to compress the keloids.. close to two months now its surprisingly flat now I’d continue doing it till it gets really flat then I’d use Shea butter and olive oil..

  6. tea trea oil for the first time last night with rubberband around cotton swab (after lemon juice and aspirin before that) It just bursted and oozed down my neck….. Mine is the size of a marble …… THANK YOU EVERYONE

  7. I have suffered from Keloid since 2016. With this Home remedies. I pray god will give me good result burn and Dissolve it for me. Amen!!!

  8. Comment:I have a growing keloid on my left ear after a fall. it is now about 2year and has applied so many remedies such as kenalog injection and various recomended cream without hope. now i will try lemon with aspirin and report the treatment outcome in due course.

  9. My 2-year-old son have large keloids on his right arm and right thigh from hot water burn. Please suggest me the most suitable one for a child.

  10. Hi Friends,

    The Most Effective and cheaper Treatment for Keloid is Homeopathy Treatment, It takes long period (Don’t be Stop in middle while taking the medicine) but remove (Control) from the base.

    Try it …

    ASHISH – INDIA

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