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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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My ear has a lump on the back around my ear piercing but it isn't infected what is it?

My ear has a lump on the back around my ear piercing but it isn't infected what is it?

Anything!: Excess scar tissue is a possibility. Could be a benign intradermal cyst. If it does go away, or begins causing pain, time to see your doctor! Read more

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I have a lump right where my ear piercing is located. I've hate for awhile and it is painless but bothersome. How ca it be removed?

I have a lump right where my ear piercing is located. I've hate for awhile and it is painless but bothersome. How ca it be removed?

Keloid Scar: It is probably a Keloid and you should consult a dermatologist
Treatment options are
Superficial external beam radiotherapy with cure rate of 90%%
Intralesional injection with corticosteroid can feduce the swelling and itching
Cryotherapy is application ofextreme cold Read more

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What is this lump to the left of my ear piercing inside my earlobe?

What is this lump to the left of my ear piercing inside my earlobe?

Cyst or scar?: Lumps can represent any number of things. The common cause can be a cyst or a scar as a result of the ear piercing. See your doctor. Read more

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Why is my 2 year old ear piercing still swollen?

Why is my 2 year old ear piercing still swollen?

INFECTION: Check for infection for swollen ear piercing especially with discharge and painful. Read more

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Ear piercing bleeding in 6 month old, what does this mean?

Ear piercing bleeding in 6 month old, what does this mean?

Get it checked.: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. Read more

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Is this normal? I have a bump of skin on back of cartilidge ear piercing?

Is this normal? I have a bump of skin on back of cartilidge ear piercing?

No: The formation of a bump can be keloid or infection. See an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Read more

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Any recommendations for helping a 78 day old ear piercing fully heal? Aquaphore, neosporine, alcohol? Anything?

Any recommendations for helping a 78 day old ear piercing fully heal? Aquaphore, neosporine, alcohol? Anything?

Vit E oil: Apply vit e oil 3-4 times/day to the area.
An pierce cap of vit e or buy oil- very in-expensive. Read more

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How to treat an old ear piercing from infection?

How to treat an old ear piercing from infection?

Please seek: Medical evaluation for treatment of this infection. Read more

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Can I use a&d ointment on a bump above my fourth ear piercing?

Can I use a&d ointment on a bump above my fourth ear piercing?

A and D ointnent: Vitamin A and D ointment is mainly used for skin irritation and not for bumps like cysts, abscess, ingrown hairs, lipoma. A physician would have to inspect the bump in order to make a diagnosis and advise you. Read more

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How to treat a old swollen and bleeding ear piercing?

How to treat a old swollen and bleeding ear piercing?

Sounds like: It is infected. If it involves your ear cartilage, you must treat immediately with removal of foreign body and antibiotics, or you will risk deformity. If it involves skin only, it is probably ok to leave it in place, but you might need antibiotics anyway. See your doctor before it gets out of hand. Read more

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How long does it take for a ear piercing to close my daughter had her ear pierced since she was 3 maybe 4 months she is now 1 years old?

How long does it take for a ear piercing to close my daughter had her ear pierced since she was 3 maybe 4 months she is now 1 years old?

Ear piercing: What are you asking? If the ear piercing is all healed it will never close. If it has not healed you should see your doctor because it should have healed in about 2 weeks. Read more