Is it possible to get ear piercings with keloid skin?
Patient : I know this is not a serious matter but I really want to know. I was born with extra digits on my hands and feet and I got keloids as a result of the surgery to remove them. I want to know if its possible for me to get my ears pierced if the piercer were to inject me with corticosteroids beforehand. When I had surgery on my ear the surgeon did this in order to prevent keloids, is it the same thing with piercing?
Using corticosteroids while piercing your ears would reduce your chances of developing keloids, although not completely eliminating the possibility. Corticosteroids are only available via a prescription from your doctor and should only be administered by a trained medical professional.
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