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Can Multiple Ear Piercings Affect Vision
Unlikely: The two should not be related. The external ear develops from tissue that is unrelated to the eye or optic tracts. Vision can occasionally be altered due to an individual's response to toxins, and theoretically, a response to the metals in the earrings could have an effect. Allergy patch testing to nickle and the metals used in the jewelry should rule this out. ...Read more
My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that I've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably won't develop keloids?
Avoid nickel: I have found that jewelry alloys containing nickel are more prone to keloid formation as opposed to pure gold or titanium jewelry. ...Read more
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Re-epithelialized: Most of the time the channels through the ear do not close and heal shut, especially if the original piercing was done years ago. There's a new epithelium in there which has caused prevention of the closure of the canal. ...Read more
2 weeks: You need to wait the tissue to heal well and the tissue around the studs are all dried and scar formed well. 2 weeks time is reasonable time to heal well. ...Read more
Unlikely: With appropriate care, infection is unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do about ear piercing hurts after I changed the earrings and won't heal. Been pierced for over 6 months. What's going on?
Do you have a: Metal allergy to the new earrings? Is the post thicker on the more recent earrings? Do you have an infection? ...Read more
I cannot feel the piercing sensation on my right eardrum. For example, when a woman screeches and it "hurts" your ears. I can't feel that. Help me.
Yes: Mostlikely, it is a keloid and can be safely ignored unless it's painul or growing. ...Read more
Not sure? Still: Healing? Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more
What is the problem?: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Piercing: Probably. I would use 3% peroxideGet a more detailed answer ›
5to7 days: It takes 5to 7 days to heal if there is no infection. ...Read more
See below: 4-6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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