Extreme Case of Keloids

Posted by MM on 04/30/2008

Dear Ted, I have read your suggestions for keloid treatment and it makes so much sense to me about drinking the apple cider vinegar or the sea salt to get the body alkaline to treat the keloid from the inside. A homeopath once told me that my keloids were not healing because I had too much acidity inside my system. She said we usually don't see the damage all the junk we eat is doing to our body but lucky for me it shows up on my skin and maybe I can do something about it before it makes me really sick. The only thing is I took all the remedies she gave me with no results, possibly because I hadn't changed my diet....I don't remember what they were as this was about 5 years ago. My case is quite extreme: I had back acne starting at 11 years old and by 14 keloids began to form much bigger than the pimples. Now I am 24 years old and I have these huge horrible keloids just on the left and right sides of my upper back (about 20-24 keloids in total) They are still bright red, inflamed and itchy. (I find they itch more lately since I did a 1 day fasting drinking 1L of water with 1/4 tsp sea salt and a few drops of lemon juice throughout the day). Please can you suggest the best detox or mask for my case I am desperate these keloids have caused me serious psychological distress. I love swimming but I have not been to the pool in over 10 years because they are so horrible. I even went to the Dominican Republic with my husband and stood on the beach staring at the sea and I did not swim once. (I know I am being vain, I shouldn't care what people think but they' really look like some kind of disease its awful.) I also cannot wear tank tops in the summer or very short sleeves because there are some small keloids on my shoulders too. (I also have one on my chest!) It's a keloid INFESTATION! Please help? Please if you would get back to me I would be eternally grateful. Thank you.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Keloids could be a number of causes, but namely it is the inflammation. The dietary changes is needed to increase immunity and help with the healing. The basic food lists to avoid that is very important are wheat, sugar, aspartame, fluoride, fruit juices, alcohol, tomatoes, onions, garlic, peanut butter, yeast products, dairy products, cheese, and caffeine.

The single most important food that needs to be avoided is the wheat, white bread, white flour and aspartame as they are the most acid forming food that I can identify. Besides the fact that wheat promotes candida growth in humans, and fungus growth, it also has gluten and many people are intolerant, leading to inflammation of the skin.

One major reason why Asians don't get sick is that Asians eat rice and Western Culture, and only RECENTLY started eating wheat. U.S. made a switchover from millet and wheat more than 50 years ago and the health problems pretty much goes down the drain and this is much of the problems with inflammation. It is actually more healthy eating the traditional staple of millet, so much about the Green Revolution. Millet is an alkaline forming foods and has vitamin B17, which is anti-cancer, but also increases the body's immunity and reduced skin problems through reduction in inflammation.

When the skin is inflammed and immune systems are down, the body tries to put the dust in the rug rather than removing it due to weak immunity.

In the morning, a whey protein once or twice in the morning, early dinner. This will enable quick healing if the skin. If the skin heals quickly, keloids don't form. But scarring is also the lack of vitamin E, and 200 i.u. a day may help. Most important is that vitamin C sodium ascorbate 1000 mg is taken once a day to help faster healing, while vitamin E will reduce scarring, and whey protein to increase the speed of healing.

Some ocassional zinc gluconate 50 mg, twice a week may be needed, and some granulate lecithin may help nerve transmission in responding to healing.' Most importantly, it will be the baking soda that helps most of the healing, so avoiding lemon or sour food at least for now I think will be more helpful to me.

The baking soda is taken at 1/2 teaspoon in 1/2 glass of water at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before bedtime. It takes about 3 weeks to a month to notice improve skin.

The other problem about skin complexion is the problematic fried foods and the use of hydrogenated vegetable oils and vegetable oils in general. Once or twice a week evening primrose oils 500-1000 mg and also fish oil will help raise the omega 3 and reduce scarring as fish oils are known for that and at least in one cases I found reduce keloids with fish oils supplements. Fish oils interestingly can be taken more frequently than the primrose oil and can be taken once every other day should be sufficient to promote normal healing and reduce scarring.

This is mostly preventive to prevent newer keloids form forming, but the old ones will generally be reduced rather slowly since it has formed a long time ago.

Replied by Amanda
Columbus, Ohio

My husband has multiple keloid scars on his shoulders and chest. He is currently using a vitamin e regimine and they have noticeably softened and lightened in color. There are many natural methods that we have found for treating keloid scars and will perhaps be trying some others in time. Here is a site we found with other methods for treating keloid scars.


Replied by Keloid Destroyer


I would be really interested to learn why we shouldn't eat tomatos, onion and garlic as they are heavy alkaline?