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WHY DOES MY NEW PIERCING HAVE A RED RIDGE AROUND IT?

You may see a small bump or ridge develop around your piercing that looks like a pimple. Do not pick at it! The bump may be a keloid and picking at it may make it bigger. A keloid is a smooth, hard, benign growth that forms when scar tissue grows excessively. Generally a keloid appears because of irritation. To reduce these you can put Vitamin E or aspirin on them, see a dermatologist and follow their medical recommendations, if optional, or reduce your jewelry gauge.

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