Keloids - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Keloids. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Sea Salt

Posted by Pat (Trinidad And Tobago) on 06/18/2018

Try sea salt for keloid scars. I had a huge scar tissue on my finger. Two days and it was gone. No harm is trying it. Grind the sea salt to a fine paste, add little water and put it on the scar or keloid over night. You can use gauze to hold it in place. Few nights and you will see the difference. Hope it works but as I said, no harm in trying.


Posted by Dianne (Tn) on 02/03/2017

Borax for keloid - I have suffered with a keloid on my ear lobe for 20 years. I have had injections and three surgeries it always comes back. Had radiation.iI came back one year later.I tried Apple Cider Vinegar, would not shake it. Finally I tried a borax paste... borax and water mixed and applied it at night. I left it on.about a few days. It started hurting and shrinking. It shrunk from the inside lobe and is soft, not hard. Almost gone after six months.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Erin (Nc) on 12/16/2015

I found about apple cider vinegar for keloids on this site and decided to try it three days ago. I have two small ones on my neck near jawline. I am already seeing tremendous results. Every night before bed I have been putting it on a cotton ball and holding it against my scars for 5 minutes. In just three nights they are shrinking!! If this works it will save me hundreds of dollars.

Castor Oil

Posted by Mgh (Uk) on 05/29/2015

When I was 4 I had an accident which required 40 stiches in my leg, after it healed a keloid like a huge tongue formed. I had to keep it covered because it made other kids at school burst into tears. This is what my granny told my mum to do and it worked. Every night massage with hot castor oil, that's it. it started slowly shrinking, it was about 6 months before it completely went, but it was enormous, I think smaller ones would probably go quicker. Make sure the oil isn't so hot it burns, but as hot as bearable, the safest way is to heat it in hot water.