A 20-year-old female asked:
Recently got my ears pierced and it is itchy around the piercing. the skin is also flaking off. is this normal?
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Family Medicine 24 years experience
Allergic reaction: You may have an allergic reaction to the metal in the posts used for the piercing. Most often this is due to nickle. Change to a different type of ear ring. If you have any swelling or discharge, you should see your doctor for a possible infection.
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