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A 21-year-old female asked:

My ear hasn't completely healed after a piercing its getting red and thick, i removed the earing but im afraid it might become a keloid. how i prevent?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment.
Dr. Marcus Peterson
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Possible infection: It sounds like you have persistent inflammation after the piercing. It might be an infection and this can make the scarring worse. See your local doctor to have it looked at.

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Last updated Mar 12, 2014

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