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What kind of creams are good for keloid removal?

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There are many over-the-counter creams that claim to treat keloids, such as Mederma. However, physicians usually agree that these creams, while they may improve the scar a bit, are not a good choice when one wants to permanently remove a keloid, states the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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HealthTap states that physicians most often recommend steroid injections, laser treatments, silicone sheets, and occasionally excision as the best methods to remove keloids. When choosing a cream for keloid removal, ensure that it contains one or more of the following ingredients: aloe vera gel, onion extract and vitamin E, says Health and Living Magazine.

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