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Treatment of keloid scars with prazosin cream

You are invited to participate in a trial to investigate whether a new pain relieving cream influences sensitivity of keloid scars. The active ingredient in the cream (prazosin) inhibits skin sensitivity in people with chronic pain after nerve and tissue injury, but has not previously been investigated in people with sensitive keloid scars.

Participating will involve attending Murdoch University to assess sensitivity of your keloid scar to heat, cold, pressure and sharpness before and one day after the pain relieving cream or an inactive cream has been applied to your scar. On one occasion the pain relieving cream will be applied, and on another occasion the inactive cream will be applied, so that we can assess how effective the cream is. Each session lasts approximately one hour.

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We would like to complete the initial stage by February 2018.

If you are interested in finding out more, please phone Professor Peter Drummond on 9360-2415 or email him at

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