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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can cheap earrings cause keloids at the back of the ears?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No: Cheap earrings often contain nickel, which commonly causes a dermatitis. But it would be unlikely to be the reason for a keloid - it probably would have happened even with more expensive earrings.
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Dr. Barry Cohen
35 years experience
Unlikely: The earrings. Simple piercing can cause it or low grade infection.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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