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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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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 ?

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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 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 wont develop keloids?

My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that i've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably wont 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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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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What can I do or take to get rid of keloids from ear piercings?

What can I do or take to get rid of keloids from ear piercings?

Depends how bad: Minor ones can improve with steroid injections and pressure earrings. More severe ones will likely need surgical excision and external radiation to minimize the risk of it coming back. ...Read more

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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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My ear hasn't completely healed after a piercing its getting red and thick, i removed the earing but im afraid it might become a keloid. How i prevent?

Possible infection: It sounds like you have persistent inflammation after the piercing. It might be an infection and this can make the scarring worse. See your local doctor to have it looked at. ...Read more

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I got my ear pierced and developed a keloid (piercing didn't close). With steroid injections is there a chance it will grow back to its original size?

I got my ear pierced and developed a keloid (piercing didn't close). With steroid injections is there a chance it will grow back to its original size?

PISR: If you had a recent piercing and developed a lump it could be due to infection and in this situation see your doctor for treatment of the infection & avoid steroids. If your physician or plastic surgeon have told you that you have a true keloid then they will recommend pisr treatment sequence (pressure, injection, surgery, radiation) or a variation thereof.Steroid shots will not cause the recurrence. ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

Keloids are scar tissue that have overgrown the original site of the initial injury ...Read more