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World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2014, 2(2), 28-32
DOI: 10.12691/jnh-2-2-4
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Management of Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Role of Nutrition, Drugs, Cryotherapy and Phototherapy

Ibrahim A Maghrabi1 and Ahmed M Kabel2, 3,

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

3Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: August 29, 2014

Cite this paper:
Ibrahim A Maghrabi and Ahmed M Kabel. Management of Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Role of Nutrition, Drugs, Cryotherapy and Phototherapy. World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2014; 2(2):28-32. doi: 10.12691/jnh-2-2-4


Keloids and hypertrophic scars are characterized by excessive deposition of dermal collagen with resultant scar tissue. This scar tissue is benign, non-contagious and sometimes accompanied by severe itching, sharp pains and changes in texture. In severe cases, it can affect movement of skin and may ulcerate. There are various lines of treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars including nutritional therapy, drug therapy, radiation therapy, phototherapy cryotherapy and surgical excision.

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