Does getting an ear piercing with a needle reduce the risk for keloids when compared to a gun?

Comparable. The risk of forming a keloid has more to do with your propensity to form a keloid than the type of needle used. Both techniques use needles and traumatize the skin in similar manners so the risk should be about the same.
Probably equal risk. If a patient has a keloid tendancy, it probably doesn't matter which method of piercing is used, the risk should be the same.
No. There is no way predicting which method of ear piercing will give you keloid.We know that keloids are more common in dark skin people.

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Does anybody know of a cream to reduce the size in a keloid I have on my ear piercing hole?

Probably none. A cream will most like not work. You will more than likely need to have the keloid injected with a steroid by someone trained in the use of this. I would recommend a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Your PCP may be comfortable with this. If no response you will more than likely need to have this surgically removed. It may recur. Good luck! Read more...

Is there an otc cream/treatment that could help a very minor keloid on an ear piercing? Or is my only option to get steroid shots?

Small ear keloid. A small keloid can be very effectively reduced with a dilute injection of appropriate steroid. It would be a first choice, unless a prior injection was unsuccessful. Often, the cause of these keloids can be the metal punch used to create the ear hole, The hole could be ragged, trap skin cells, or scar from poor care. It occurs in all skin types, but creams are not effective. Read more...

Whats the best at home treatment for a very minor keloid caused from an ear piercing?

Compression. Early keloids can improve with compression. Try searching online for compression earrings. That may help. Read more...
None. Keloid is uncontrolled excessive scar tissue formation by applying constant pressure they may shrink. Speak to your doctor. Read more...

How can I fix a? Keloid scar as a result of ear piercing?

Several options... First, you need to make sure it is, in fact, a keloid. If it is, there are several options. We have had very good results with surgically removing the keloid and then performing a series of steroid injections directly into the operative wound starting about three weeks postoperatively. Other options include pressure treatment and low dose radiation. See a plastic or facial plastic surgeon. Read more...
Injection. Keloids from ear piercing can be treated with injections, and pressure earrings. If inadequate the keloid can be excised, and injected. There is a 50% recurrence rate. In addition to excision radiation can be used to cut the recurrence rate. Read more...