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How do I repair earlobes I destroyed with earrings?

How do I repair earlobes I destroyed with earrings?

Facial surgeon: Since earlobes are made of cartilage in order to get a successful and lasting repair, you need to have the repair with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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If I have keloids from piercs. When i was 6, can I get them now? The piercing shop i got pierced yest. Pierced surgical steel. Will this make another

If I have keloids from piercs. When i was 6, can I get them now? The piercing shop i got pierced yest. Pierced surgical steel. Will this make another

Most likely: Once you have developed keloids, there is a high possibility you will again develop them again. A good indication is if you developed keloids with minor scratches. If you have then you will. Sometimes keloids on the ear may develop from an allergic reaction to the metal in the earring. However chances another one will form. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2 infected cartilage piercings. How do I stop the infection?

What to do if I have 2 infected cartilage piercings. How do I stop the infection?

Aggressively: Infections are never trivial and need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Any foreign body (such as the piercing jewelry) provide a safe haven for the infecting organism that your body's infection fighting defenses can't reach. If truly infected, you need to remove the hardware, drain any abscess, use warm compresses, and probably start an antibiotic so you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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How much time do I have to clean my tragus piercing?

How much time do I have to clean my tragus piercing?

Tragus piercing: It is in your best interest to keep it clean to avoid an infection, especially of the cartilage. ...Read more

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I just had co2 laser resurfacing done under my eyes. What can I do to help recovery?

I just had co2 laser resurfacing done under my eyes. What can I do to help recovery?

Avoid the sun: Laser resurfacing is a controlled burn injury. Because the skin of the lower eyelids is about the thinnest in the body, treatment here has to be very shallow, thus the area should heal very quickly. The healed area will be very sun sensitive until the redness fades out. If it tans while still red, it may tan permanently, so use sunscreen! ...Read more

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How do I effectively numb my ear before getting the cartilage pierced?

How do I effectively numb my ear before getting the cartilage pierced?

See details: Never pierce the cartilage of the ear as that can permanently damage the cartilage. Pierce only soft tissue areas. ...Read more

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When i was younger, i scratched my penis and scrotum very aggressively leaving permanent scars. I dot know how to deal with them i wish they'd goaway?

When i was younger, i scratched my penis and scrotum very aggressively leaving permanent  scars. I dot know how to deal with them i wish they'd goaway?

Matter of time: Don't worry too much about the appearance of your penis. As long as it reaches from you to your partner, it will give you both satisfacation. Your scars may smooth as the years go by. Be happy with what you have. ...Read more

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What to do if I cut my thumb open with safety scissors, do I need stitches?

What to do if I cut my thumb open with safety scissors, do I need stitches?

Laceration: If a cut doesn't stop bleeding within a 1/2 hr, or so, it may need stitches. A tetanus shot, too, if you haven't had one in 10yrs. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my cartilage pierced with a gun?

What to do if I got my cartilage pierced with a gun?

Piercing gun: has more risk for infection/ tissue injury as compared to sterile needle technique. ...Read more

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What to do if I had implants in 8-05 and my right breast capsuled.3-06 What to do if I had scars removed & recapsuled. can this be fixed?

What to do if I had implants in 8-05 and my right breast capsuled.3-06 What to do if I had scars removed & recapsuled. can this be fixed?

Consult your surgeon: The only way to know will be to have a plastic surgeon do an exam and make suggestions on how to go about treatment. ...Read more

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If I have stitches, what can I do to help my wound heal pretty?

If I have stitches, what can I do to help my wound heal pretty?

Two things: For topical treatment, we use mederma, available otc & collagen from the cascade system that we use during surgery. Good cosmetic results. ...Read more

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How do I tell people that I removed my tattoos?

How do I tell people that I removed my tattoos?

Why tell?: If they were removed and not noticeable it is your choice. If they are in process of being removed tell them that they no longer fit with who you are and prefer to not have the tattoos anymore. This is long process of 12 or more months. ...Read more

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Hi, i was wondering, how do you soften cartilage in an ear? And what tools are needed to do so?

Hi, i was wondering, how do you soften cartilage in an ear? And what tools are needed to do so?

Ans: Do you mean the ear wax? The wax can be softened with over the counter debrox. This is one way. You put the drops into the ear. Then you can flush merely by using shower water. This works very well and does clear the plugged ear nicely ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 yrs old. I had two silver fillers put in when I was 8. would it be okay to have them replaced with composite fillings?

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What to do if I am 18 yrs old. I had two silver fillers put in when I was 8. would it be okay to have them replaced with composite fillings?

You can replace: Amalgam is a safe and durable choice. Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects. Advances in modern dental technology now allow the to place tooth colored composite fillings instead of amalgam fillings to restore the natural appearance of the tooth. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my ears pierced about 11 or 12 weeks ago. I changed them earrings?

What to do if I got my ears pierced about 11 or 12 weeks ago. I changed them earrings?

Usually ok: Ear cartilage may take 6 to 12 weeks to heal. Once healed - new earring can be placed. ...Read more

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Why do I need to take off my stainless steel earrings when i get foot surgery?

Why do I need to take off my stainless steel earrings when i get foot surgery?

Electrocautery: Is often used in surgery and any metallic object in or on the skin could potentially cause skin burns if these are left in. ...Read more

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I can't eat with my painful new braces. How do I get over this?

I can't eat with my painful new braces. How do I get over this?

Time will resolve: Until then 1) 1 advil/motrin/ibuprofen every 4 hrs w food or liquids, 2) 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water 3x/day as a rinse, 3) put orthodontic wax onto "stickers, " 4) dab orabase-b onto sore spots w q-tip, 5) keep mouth immaculately clean, 6) eat soft high-protein diet. Sticking pins into your orthodontist's business card also helps. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have internal scar tissue on my nerves after my first rib resection? Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

Pain: you would have pain in the region, achy, burning usually. The only means of prevention is to prevent injury. No real way of avoiding the pain, if it is coming after the injury. ...Read more

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I tore my ACL and never got it repaired. What types of activities and sports can I do to stay active?

I tore my ACL and never got it repaired. What types of activities and sports can I do to stay active?

Plenty of options: Your acl stabilizes the knee with rotation, therefore you may have difficulty with jump, cutting, pivoting, twisting type sports. In-line activities like walking, running, biking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting should be possible with an acl-deficient knee. Some individuals are able to return to more aggressive sports without their acls with the use of a brace. Speak with an ortho doc. ...Read more