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Getting Ear Pierced
Quality shop: If the parlor is following protocols for maintaining an aseptic environment then the risk should be no more than having a piercing at a jewelry shop. ...Read more
Some pediatricians: Piercing ears in infants is a good time to do it. Some pediatricians will do this procedure in their office. I do this in mine. It is a very simple procedure and very safe. So ask your doctor first. ...Read more
Not bad: As long as you have the procedure performed at a reputable facility, your baby's vaccines are up to date, and you perform proper cleaning as instructed, you should be safe to have the piercing performed. Using the surgical steel posts ( more expensive but very 'worth it') will reduce the possibility of allergic reactions. Have fun! ...Read more
Hazards: Ear piercings can become infected. You can even develop chondritis (infection of the cartilage) - especially when you get multiple piercings going up the ear. Pierced ears can be dangerous for babies & toddlers as the earrigs may come off & may be swallowed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I've seen young children with pierced ears whose earlobes have been torn during rough play with siblings. Metal allergies can be an issue, and if improperly fastened, the child may pull off and eat. I counsel my parents to let their children decide if they want pierced ears when the child is old enough to care for it themselves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes ...but: A local anesthetic to numb the pierce first would be nice, but you still need to have a needle for that. There are some topical creams with local in them too. They take a long time to work though, up to 45min. You could be well over your piercing by then. Sterility is what you should also consider. ...Read more
Never a good idea: To put yourself at risk for sake of vanity. Your piercing can always wait. ...Read more
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Some done earlier: There is no age limit on the earpiercing, but generally advisable to avoid such when baby is ill/sick, having fever, not eating/drinking etc.. Otherwise, go ahead and maker her more beatiful. Just make sure you follow the care-instruction carefully to avoid infection etc... Congrats on the new princess and good luck. ...Read more
Can i get any other piercings on my body if have a keloid left from getting my ears pierced a few years ago?
Hi, i was on Accutane for 6 months 2 months 20mg and 4 months with 60mg, i was wondering how long should I wait to get my ear pierced and use fake tan?
NO, but not BAD: It is neither good nor bad. It is purely cosmetic and to enhance your enjoyment of your child. I would strongly recommend you seek out a pediatrician that does ear piercing using sterile medical plastic studs with decorative tops. Mall earring studs have many metal components and are not sterile. This leads to the potential of infection and metal allergies that will haunt the child for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO!: If you have a true boil, which is an active infection caused by bacteria, and you stick a piercing rod through it, you are asking for huge trouble. This includes the infection traveling into your body and/or complete lack of healing of the piercing which will mean you will have to let it heal shut anyway and start over again. Get the "boil" treated first, let it heal, and then and only then pierce. ...Read more