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Recently got my ears pierced and it is itchy around the piercing. The skin is also flaking off. Is this normal?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine

In brief: Allergic reaction

You may have an allergic reaction to the metal in the posts used for the piercing.
Most often this is due to nickle. Change to a different type of ear ring. If you have any swelling or discharge, you should see your doctor for a possible infection.

In brief: Allergic reaction

You may have an allergic reaction to the metal in the posts used for the piercing.
Most often this is due to nickle. Change to a different type of ear ring. If you have any swelling or discharge, you should see your doctor for a possible infection.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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