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Getting Piercings Safely
No way to guarantee: If you have a history of keloids, there is certainly a risk of developing keloids from piercings of other skin injuries. There is no guaranteed way to prevent them. If you don't have a history of keloids its less likely you'll get them in any event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more
Enjoy!: Should be no problem. If you're worried, go ahead and put some vaseline or antibiotic ointment on the holes and that should protect them from too much water exposure. Keep in mind that if your ears are tender, red, or not healed you should wait. Jeff spiegel www.Drspiegel.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In an emergency: just use the AED.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would avoid...: You should have a health care provider clean out earwax if it really causing discomfort or impaired hearing. The risk of ear candling is burning of the ear canal and studies have shown that what is actually being drained or removed as "ear wax" is actually the candles own debris. ...Read more
None: Chronic infections from piercings can damage skin and cartilage. It is best to remove the peircing until the infection is resolved (usually with antibiotics). You may be able to re-pierce after healing. It is also possible that you do not have an infection, but rather an allergy to the type of metal. See a doctor. ...Read more
How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it
Not with sugar.: Sugarless or those sweetened with xylitol are good. ...Read more
I've three keloids on my ears due to piercing. Should i go for steroid injections? Are they safe ?
Self piercing: Not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Keloids result from an excessive bodily reaction to a wound. Unlike normal healing which lays down scar tissue(collagen) to close a wound, a keloid forms when the degree & magnitude of this process is excessive. And unlike a hypertrophic scar which is an excessive amount of scar tissue within the confines of the injury, a keloid results when the process extends into the normal surrounding tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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