A member asked:

Recently got my ears pierced and it is itchy around the piercing. the skin is also flaking off. is this normal?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered 7/11/2016


Dr. Thomas Mcgowan answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Skin: YOu may have an allergy to the piercing you have in. Sounds like eczema. You could try some hydrocortisone cream but if no change, see a MD.

Answered 8/27/2015



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