I got my nose pierced about a month ago and developed a keloid. A friend recommended aspirin paste, so I tried it and the keloid got slightly larger and bled. I continued to use the aspirin paste a few more times without seeing any improvement so I went to a piercer who recommended I try tea tree oil. So for the past week I've been soaking in sea salt water twice a day and applying tea tree oil in the morning and before bed... the keloid is a bit smaller, but still bleeds when I clean it. Also the skin around the area gets dry and flakes a little and itches.
I read up about keloids online and kind of freaked myself out, I don't want this thing on my face forever :( Does anyone have any positive experiences with reducing or getting rid of a keloid completely? Has anyone experienced a keloid that bleeds and is that even normal??
I also came across a few websites saying that Contractubex gel is recommended for treatment of scars and keloids. Has anyone tried it before? It's a non-prescription, can I find it in a typical drug store like Longs or Rite Aid?
Lastly, I really don't want to end up removing the piercing completely, but if I do will the keloid remain or will removing the piercing allow the scar tissue to settle?
Sorry for all the frantic questions, I'm really bummed on this.