Finally, what are the alternatives besides surgery to treat keloids? One homeopath says he often prescribes a mustard seed oil derivative, thiosinanium 12C, taken twice daily, together with Graphites 12C, taken every two days. This combination should be taken until there is visible improvement. However, if there is no progress after 5-6 weeks, other alternatives should be considered. Other recommended homeopathic remedies include silica, nitric acid, carcinosin and sulphur.