Doctor insights on:
Dermal Back Dimple Piercing
Cosmetic, infection: Dermal piercings satisfy a cosmetic and societal need depending upon the company you keep. The other advantage is that unlike tatoos, they can easily be removed. The cons are infection in the healing period after piercing and long term allergic response to the rings and things placed in the piercing. ...Read more
Saline Solution: Clean a new dermal piercing w saline (1/4th tsp non-iodized salt mixed in 1 cup of warm water). Apply with clean gauze or spray 2 to 3 times a day ; wipe w fresh paper towel. ...Read more
Dermal Piercing: Clean a new dermal piercing w saline (1/4th tsp non-iodized salt mixed in 1 cup of warm water). Apply with clean gauze or spray 2 to 3 times a day ; wipe w fresh paper towel. Risks w dermal piercings include migration of piercing (shallow piercing), embedding (pulls skin layers together), infection, allergic metal contact dermatitis (especially nickel) or rejection of metal. ...Read more
I have a micro-dermal piercing. It's hanging like at the end of the skin. I've tried to tug an pull. But I don't want to risk anything.
Removal: There are two ways to remove it. Both can be uncomfortable especially if it has been in place for a long time. If you can't remove it their are instruments that can actually cut it and solve the problem. ...Read more
Yes if...: If you left your piercings in they could produce enough metal artifact to distort the images. There could also be significant heating around any metal piercings. Finally, any piercings which are magnetic could potentially be ripped off your body and cause projectile injuries. Don't try to hide your piercings and enter the scan room! ...Read more
Dermal piercing: Your primary medical provider would likely have the skill set to do this. ...Read more
Is it safe to get dermal, dimple piercings today with 18 rotten teeth? I'll undergo oral surgery in a few months
Not smart: Teeth are infected. Doing surgery (piercings) in the same area where you have active infections is not wise. Besides, piercings can do permanent skin damage. If extensive extractions are planned there may be change in facial drape support, and that may compromise position and angulations of fixtures. ...Read more
I'm having surgery may 21 to correct a deviated septum. Do I have to remove my dermal anchor piercing?
Piercing: What part of your body is pierced.? If it is your nose I would say yes. ...Read more
I have an infected dermal piercing that needs to be removed. Should I go to a doctor for removal or my piercer? If so, what type of doctor?
Piercing: I think you should have the piercing removed by your physician because it is likely that antibiotics will have to be started as well. ...Read more
Water: Avoid peroxide and alcohol which are just irritating. Avoid bacitracin, neomycin, triple antibiotic as they are useless as well as sensitizing, causing allergic reactions. Avoid herbs and anything "natural". Water and vaseline are useful. Use surgical (stainless) steel or 14k gold metal. ...Read more
Not quite sure:
Of the question.
If BOTH back dimples are getting deeper, that occurs if the surrounding skin gets thicker (like with weight gain). or "YES". If it is pain in the area of ONE skin dimple then the answer is "NO" and several other possibilites some, like UTI are prety serious.
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The top back of my head is piercing sharp like I've never felt before. It started yesterday. What could it be?
Anything else?: Any recent head/neck injuries? Sometimes can be related to upper neck problems but if the pain is severe and concerning, please have it checked out. ...Read more
I have a lump where my back dermals are and it moves and is painful. It is only in one of my dermals. Is this something I should worry about?
Back lump: You have a bump on the back. It is painfull. It should be checked. Any lump or bump should be removed at the discretion of the examining dr. ...Read more