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Ear piercing is as popular as ever, however many people neglect the fact that the intended penetrating injury can result in infection, allergies and deformity. Antibiotics can be prescribed to treat the infection, but keloids cannot be as easily treated. Keloids are overgrowth of scar tissue that is hereditary and can form unsightly masses. They can be managed with steroid injections into the tissue to reduce the size and surgical excision is occasionally successful.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Metro West Daily News
About: Ear piercing
Date: 27 September 2005
Source: Metro West Daily News
Author: Murray Feingold
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