A Lump Appears On The Piercing And Is Getting Bigger?
Hello .. on my right and left ear I have a lump. It gets bigger and bigger, it happens because of the piercing. I often feel heat and pain in the lump. When I consulted the doctor he said it was okay and he didn’t follow up. Then what should I do ..
Hello, thank you for your question
The lump that appears at the piercing site is likely a scar. Actually the formation of scar tissue is part of the wound healing process, but because the skin damage is quite severe, the recovery process is excessive. Here are some types of scar tissue that appear as lumps on the skin:
keloids - scar tissue that forms larger than the cause of the wound, appears as a thickening of the skin with a darker color than the surrounding skin, often accompanied by pain or hypertrophic itching - resembles keloids but the scar tissue that forms does not exceed the limit of the cause of the wound. Diagnosis of keloid scar tissue or hypertrophic enforced by a doctor through direct examination. The treatment is in the form of drugs or special medical measures that aim to reduce or fade scar tissue. Please note, to remove scar tissue as a whole is generally difficult to do. Discuss the problems you face with a dermatologist.
In addition to scar tissue, a lump at the site of your piercing can range from boils (furuncles) to abscesses, othematoma (buildup of blood in the ear lobe), pseudo-othehematoma (buildup of fluid in the ear lobe), pericondritis (inflammation of the earlobe). Each of them has a different handling of the patu network. For that, it is necessary to directly examine the doctor in order to establish the best diagnosis and treatment.
While waiting for the doctor's treatment, avoid touching, scratching, or rubbing the lump in the ear. If the pain is very disturbing, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol.
Hopefully this is useful