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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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I have two very small keloids. They came from getting my ears pierced at age 12. Now 21 what are the chances of me getting a keloid after a nipple piercing? And how can I prevent one form forming?

I have two very small keloids. They came from getting my ears pierced at age 12. Now 21 what are the chances of me getting a keloid after a nipple piercing? And how can I prevent one form forming?

Probably nothing: If you have a history of keloid formation, hour chances of grooming another hypertrophic scar (keloid) are very high. I would not recommend elective piercings. ...Read more

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I have keloids on both chest piercings and left nose piercing I am pregnant and am wondering if there's anyway at home I can get rid of or shrink the?

I have keloids on both chest piercings and left nose piercing I am pregnant and am wondering if there's anyway at home I can get rid of or shrink the?

Keloids: I have keloids on both chest piercings and left nose piercing I am pregnant and am wondering if there's anyway at home I can get rid of or shrink the? ANS: see a dermatologist and ask about steroid injections. But not while pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my nipple pierced about 4 months ago and recently a small keloid appeared at one opening. Is tretinoin gel okay for this?

What to do if I got my nipple pierced about 4 months ago and recently a small keloid appeared at one opening. Is tretinoin gel okay for this?

Keloid: There are several treatments for keloids ranging from injections to excision to radiation therapy. Have your scar evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in keloid treatment to find the best option for you. ...Read more

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I have a nape piercing and there is a keloid on it. Should I tattoo over it?

I have a nape piercing and there is a keloid on it. Should I tattoo over it?

I wouldn't: Keloids are thought to be an exaggerated healing response to skin injury. If his is correct and you have a keloid where you got pierced you should expect a keloid where you get tattooed. ...Read more

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I have a keloid on my tragic piercing. Is getting it surgically removed my only option? When I put tea tree oil on it, it seems to help.

I have a keloid on my tragic piercing. Is getting it surgically removed my only option? When I put tea tree oil on it, it seems to help.

Depends on: How much time has elapsed since piercing and size. If it is less than one year, sometimes steroid injection can help. If it is older or large area, then surgical option is probably best. ...Read more

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I had a keloid (due to a piercing) removed from the back of my earlobe. Got stitches but now there is a small bump on the front of my earlobe?

I had a keloid (due to a piercing) removed from the back of my earlobe. Got stitches but now there is a small bump on the front of my earlobe?

Keloid: Formation is a "trait". (inherited susceptibility) and removing the keloid often results in another keloid!!
If this is really bothering you see a Board Certified DERMATOLOGIST for advice re: future surgery.....

Hope thios helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've a keloid on helix piercing & is undergoing steroids jabs. If the piercing hole didn't close after the keloid flatten, can I put back the studs in?

I've a keloid on helix piercing & is undergoing steroids jabs. If the piercing hole didn't close after the keloid flatten, can I put back the studs in?

No: Steroid is not always effective in treatment of keloids in fact most often it only improves discomfort and hyperemia not the size of the keloid. Would not reuse the hole as will cause irritation/inflammation that may flare up keloid. ...Read more

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If I am prone to keloids, can I have a piercing?

Risky: Keloid tend to develop at the site with injury. Many have keloid at the sites of ear-piercing, particularly in blacks and asians with colored skin. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a keloid from my piercings?

How to tell if I have a keloid from my piercings?

Keloids are rare: Not all scars are keloids. Many thick or hypertrophic scars can be treated more readily than true keloid scars. Keloids can occur from piercing or any other minor trauma as well as more major surgery. There are many treatment options but keloids are much more difficult and can reoccur. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for advice. ...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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What are the chances of getting a keloid from cartilage piercing?

What are the chances of getting a keloid from cartilage piercing?

Low Chance of Keloid: Keloids are skin scarring conditions and the cartilage piercing should not cause them to worsen. Cartilage piercings carry a chance of infection, so be careful and keep it very clean.
If you don't have a tendency to keloid, or if your family doesn't, then you shouldn't keloid. But there is a remote chance. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keloid on monroe piercing?

How to get rid of keloid on monroe piercing?

Injections first: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. I would suggest removing the jewelry if treating it. ...Read more

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What can happen if you piercing a keloid scar?

More Keloid!: I would not do it - could end up with an even bigger keloid! ...Read more

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How do I treat a keloid from a belly piercing?

How do I treat a keloid from a belly piercing?

Steroid Injections: If this is a true keloid scar, you can get improvement in the appearance of the scarring by flattening it out with serial steroid injections. I like to use kenalog (triamcinolone) 10 and have the patients come in at monthly intervals, usually about 3, for injections. After a series of injections, you can attempt excision to remove the keloid. See your surgeon for options. ...Read more

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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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I did a belly piercing six day ago and I think I forming a keloid?

Keloid: It is a little early to form a keloid, per se. Nonetheless, there are treatments available to help your scar help. You can it evaluated by aboard certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I want a piercing when I go for my first tattoo, but I'm prone to keloids.?

Avoid: If you are prone to keloids, which are not predictable it is best to avoid piercing. Keloids can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

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I want a piercing but I have keloid prone skin, should I risk it? How can it be prevented?

I want a piercing but I have keloid prone skin, should I risk it? How can it be prevented?

Difficult decision: You should not get pierced, if you do not want to take the risk of getting the keloid, (especially when you are prone to get keloids). ...Read more

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About a month ago I got three cartilage piercings and a few days ago I noticed a keloid on each piercing. How do I reduce or get rid of them?

Keloid: To get rid off, you may need excision and repair and injection of steroid or 5fu (fluorouracil).
See a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of keloids from nose piercings?

Keloids on nose: Keloids on your nose can be treated by incision or injection. It really depends on their size and location. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of keloids after nose piercings?

How do you get rid of keloids after nose piercings?

Surgery and...: Steroid injections are the most likely treatments to work. See a plastic surgeon for your best advice. ...Read more

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I have a brown bump on my belly piercing. Does this sound like a keloid?

Keloid: This very well could be a keloid. Is the bump in the exact area of the piercing? Do you have other scars that appear like this one? These are some of the things that should be evaluated by a board certified dermatologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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If I had keloids on my ears, does that mean I can't get a piercing anywhere else?

If I had keloids on my ears, does that mean I can't get a piercing anywhere else?

Maybe, maybe not...: Earlobe keloids are pretty common. In my experience, their presence does not predict that keloids will occur elsewhere on the body. ...Read more

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Can I get any other piercings on my body if have a keloid left from getting my ears pierced a few years ago?

Can I get any other piercings on my body if have a keloid left from getting my ears pierced a few years ago?

Keloid: Not recommended. You are prone to keloids. They can form with trauma in any par tof the body. This means that any piercing would put you at risk. ...Read more

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Hey. I wanted to ask about keloids treament, I have 3 keloids on my ears due to piercing. What should I go for please advice me?

Hey. I wanted to ask about keloids treament, I have 3 keloids on my ears due to piercing. What should I go for please advice me?

Not likely serious: This is either a hypertrophic scar or keloid and may benefit from pressure therapy and possible steroid injections with 5fu (fluorouracil) if unresponsive. If it is the former, it may be due to an allergy to one of the metals used and pure gold piercings tend to have a lower incidence. If it is a true keloid, you should avoid altogether. ...Read more

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My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that I've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably won't develop keloids?

Avoid nickel: I have found that jewelry alloys containing nickel are more prone to keloid formation as opposed to pure gold or titanium jewelry. ...Read more

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Could this bump on my ear be a keloid from my piercings?

Yes: Mostlikely, it is a keloid and can be safely ignored unless it's painul or growing. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keloids caused by piercings?

How to get rid of keloids caused by piercings?

Steroid shots: Talk with your doc about having steroid medicine shot into your keloids. Other options too! Good luck. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

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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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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