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How can I prevent getting keloids on an industrial piercing?

How can I prevent getting keloids on an industrial piercing?

Keloid prevention: If you are prone to keloids, consider avoiding industrial piercings. ...Read more

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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


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How can you prevent keloids on new piercings?

How can you prevent keloids on new piercings?

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 more

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Is it safe to wear plastic piercings on freshly pierced nipples?

Is it safe to wear plastic piercings on freshly pierced nipples?

No: If it's freshly pierced, you should clean it with alcohol several times a day and avoid changing it out for at least 4-6 weeks until it's set. Otherwise, you may encounter infection or close up of the hole. ...Read more

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How can you safely get your cartilage pierced while having a staph infection?

How can you safely get your cartilage pierced while having a staph infection?

No, don't risk it.: That is not recommended as you'll risk getting a long tern problem. Some infections of cartilage, bones, deeper tissues can be difficult to eradicate and may require surgery (ies). ...Read more

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How can I safely clean ear wax using household items?

How can I safely clean ear wax using household items?

Go to ENT: Removing wax is best done by ant ENT (ear, nose & throat md). Please find and ENT to help you with removal of ear wax. ...Read more

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Are nipple piercings safe?

Are nipple piercings safe?

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

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Is it safe to go surfing 4 weeks after getting earlobes pierced?

Is it safe to go surfing 4 weeks after getting earlobes pierced?

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 more

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Is ear candling safe? How should I remove wax buildup safely and fast?

Is ear candling safe? How should I remove wax buildup safely and fast?

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

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Are tongue piercings safe?

Are tongue piercings safe?

Don't know: Its probably ok but thats a long time to wait i would see my dentist and have an evaluation done. Good luck. ...Read more

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My ear piercings get infected easily. What's the best earring to use ?

My ear piercings get infected easily. What's the best earring to use ?

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

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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

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

Remove earring: That may be the source of infection or it may not be pure gold.A common problem is other metals, notably nickel, are present and this is an allergic reaction, not infection. ...Read more

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Should you remove nipple piercings when you use an aed?

AED: If a person needs to have emergency cardioversion for a life threatening ventricular arrhythmia, you don't waste time with pierced nipple rings. ...Read more

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Would you be able to get anesthesia whilst getting a snake bite piercing?

Would you be able to get anesthesia whilst getting a snake bite piercing?

Probably not: Most people placing piercings or doing tattoos do not have the requisite training or credentials to use local anesthetics. ...Read more

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I've three keloids on my ears due to piercing. Should i go for steroid injections? Are they safe ?

I've three keloids on my ears due to piercing. Should i go for steroid injections? Are they safe ?

Safe=yes,effective=?: Steroid injections are typically safe when performed properly to reduce problematic scarring. However, true keloids of the ear after piercing, in my experience, usually require complete excision. ...Read more

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Why do you have to remove body piercings before operations using general anesthetic?

Why do you have to remove body piercings before operations using general anesthetic?

Electrocautery: Most surgeons use electrical devices during surgery to cauterize small vessels to help control bleeding. Metalic piercings can create skin burns. ...Read more

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Should i rub alcohol on a piercing daily to help prevent keloids?

Should i rub alcohol on a piercing daily to help prevent keloids?

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 more

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