EAR LOBE SEPSIS

EAR LOBE SEPSIS

Ear lobe sepsis after ear piercing can lead to scar tissue formation.

This picture depicts a large keloid of ear lobe following sepsis.

People with black skin are more prone to scar and keloid formation. Scar formation can be prevented if the initial ear piercing is done under sterile conditions. If the puncture site is infected, skin is exposed to the metals of the ear stud. This can lead to reaction and scar formation.

It is difficult to treat the keloid by excision only. It needs a steriod injection to prevent recrurrence.