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24 Jul 2008

Pimples Type Things
I have had a lip piercing, just below my bottom lip for about a year and a few months now, and when i 1st got it, i got keloids which are normal whitish things around it and after awhile they went away... but now i get these very nasty pimple type festered things around the piercing.. they look scaby type and when squeezed a kinda pus does come out like a pimple.
I don' t continuously wear the piercing though i sometimes take it out during the day and then only wear it again when i go sleep so the hole doesn' t close... Could the continuous pushing in and pulling out be affecting it or could it be something else, it looks much neater after i have shaved though. Then a day after they come back.

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01 Jan 0001

Hi Daryn
It could be that you are allergic to the metal - try to avoid anything that could contain nickel. Stainless steel or gold would be the best. If pussy, clean with surgical spirits and use Bactroban ointment on the area.
Just be aware that these kind of piercings can cause permanent damage to your teeth too if it has contact with the enamel of the teeth.
Dr Bets
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