A to Z: Keloidsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about complications of wound healing and conditions that affect the skin.Keloids, keloid scar, scars, scar tissue, skin, wound healing, collagen, hypertrophic scars, corticosteroids, silicone gels, silicone patches, cryotherapy, radiation therapy, chickenpox, acnes, burns, ear piercing08/14/201304/05/201909/02/201958f453a6-9ab6-46e7-a4fb-42f2209e2cfehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-keloids.html/<p><em>May also be called: Keloid Scars</em></p> <p>A keloid (KEE-loyd) is an overgrowth of scar tissue in the area of a wound.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>When <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">skin</a> is injured, the body produces a substance called collagen as part of the healing process. Collagen forms a framework for new skin and scar tissue to grow on until the skin is healed.</p> <p>With a keloid, the body fails to stop the healing process and continues to produce collagen after the initial scar forms. This can cause the scar to keep growing and extend beyond the original wound. Keloids form most often on the shoulders, upper arms, middle of the chest, earlobes, and cheeks. They are raised and can be flesh-colored, red, or pink, and sometimes are tender and itchy.</p> <p>Keloids are more common in people younger than 30 and those with&nbsp;dark skin. They can form in response to skin wounds caused by <a class="kh_anchor">acne</a>, burns, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chicken-pox.html/">chickenpox</a>, ear piercing, scratches, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cuts</a>. Keloids are harmless and don't need to be treated, but some people choose to treat them if the keloids are painful or affect their appearance.</p> <p>Available treatments for keloids&nbsp;include <a class="kh_anchor">surgery</a>, steroid injections, laser treatments, radiation, and silicone gels or patches. Keloids often come back after treatment, however.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Although keloids don't cause any harm, they can look odd and negatively affect a person's self-image. Some can become smaller over time, but most don't. Keloids can be treated, but treatment usually needs to continue to help keep them from coming back.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
AbscessAn abscess is a sign of an infection, usually on the skin. Find out what to do if your child develops one.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/abscess.html/f31fd7e9-3f18-41b3-9409-0075181f6ca4
CellulitisCellulitis is a skin infection that involves areas of tissue just below the skin's surface. It can affect any part of the body, but it's most common on exposed areas, such as the face, arms, or lower legs.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/cellulitis.html/11d03e5b-f1ac-42bc-95b9-8ed4436e5326
Dealing With CutsFind out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/dd98d89c-e30e-4b99-8178-bb65cc8e9c3d
First Aid: CutsMost cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts - or any wounds that won't stop bleeding - need emergency medical treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cuts-sheet.html/e612779f-fd61-449d-947f-c96066443829
ScarsYou may be young, but you probably already have a scar or two. But why did you get them? How can you prevent them? Find out in this article written just for kids!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/scars.html/af15e2af-f0ec-4e6b-a725-0d6e1cf5cdac
Skin, Hair, and NailsOur skin protects the network of tissues, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Hair and nails are actually modified types of skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/skin-hair-nails.html/50f3231c-11b4-4eb7-9501-d92f6a6b960d
Wound Healing and CareHow well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it – as well as how well someone cares for the wound at home. Find out what to do in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/wounds.html/8698279b-71fb-496e-a138-9564f07e71f2
Your SkinNo matter how you think of it, your skin is very important. It covers and protects everything inside your body.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/skin.html/deaf6875-ead5-4bf2-b19c-2c7c3baec96d