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Can multiple ear piercings affect vision?

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

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that I've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably won't develop keloids?

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

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Do stretch piercings on ears, heal completely?

Do stretch piercings on ears, heal completely?

Not necessarily: Even if size reduces - you are still likely to have a mark where the piercing was. ...Read more

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Can you get gangrene from piercing ears?

Can you get gangrene from piercing ears?

Highly unlikely: If you are in good health and go to a conscientious provider using sterile technique, this is a highly unlikely event. ...Read more

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Ears swollen after taking out new piercing how to relieve?

Ears swollen after taking out new piercing how to relieve?

Anti-Inflammatories: Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen as well as icing can relieve swelling. If there is considerable redness and pain (and perhaps discharge), it may be infected and need medical attention. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to make ear piercings permanent somehow?

Can it be possible for you to make ear piercings permanent somehow?

Yes: Allow them to heal. Average healing times by piercing locations. Facial to include earlobes– usually 6 to 12 weeks & ear cartilage 6 to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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My ears won't heal themselves after I got my piercing. Should I be worried?

My ears won't heal themselves after I got my piercing. Should I be worried?

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

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How long does it take for ear holes to close up after you take out the piercing?

How long does it take for ear holes to close up after you take out the piercing?

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

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I got my ears piercings and so how long before I can take the replace the studs?

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

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How common are infections from ear piercings?

Common, if: Common, if the instruments are not clean eough. It's almost certain. ...Read more

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My ear piercings are infected How do I treat them?

My ear piercings are infected How do I treat them?

Antibiotics: See MD for antibiotics. Clean with cotton balls with alcohol. You may have to remove the ear rings and start over again. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear piercings are infected?

What do you suggest if my ear piercings are infected?

Seek medical care.: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could use your help docs! My ear piercings are infected?

Could use your help docs! My ear piercings are infected?

See derm: Start immediately pouring hydrogen peroxide at site of pierce, then put antibiotic ointment with cotton tip applicator around hole and post of pierce and spin pierce around in circle. If not improving get into derm for oral antibiotics ...Read more

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Could this bump on my ear be a keloid from my piercings?

Yes: Mostlikely, it is a keloid and can be safely ignored unless it's painul or growing. ...Read more

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When was ear piercing dangerous?

It is still: Potentially dangerous. One study showed complications in up to 35% of people w pierced ears. Problems can include infection, keloid, traumatic tearing and allergic reaction. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more