Can u pop a keloid on your ear?

Keloids are like the pimples that never go away, right? But can you solve this problem by popping it’s cherry? In this article, we’re gonna discuss whether or not you should deal with your ear keloids yourself.

What is Keloid and Why Does it Form?

First of all, let me explain what a keloid is. It’s an abnormal growth of collagen fibers that develops after skin injury such as cuts, surgery scars or piercings. Most commonly found in dark-skinned individuals but anyone regardless of race can get them. Medically speaking, there’s no prejudice when it comes to keloids (hooray for diversity!)

The skinny on why these little buggers form is because they’re trying to repair tissue damage from piercing trauma otherwise known as body bling installation gone wrong. Insteadof healing perfectly like normal skin would, keloids start building up extra scar tissue which ends up creating shiny raised bumps which usually has a pinkish hue over time.

How Do You Know If You Have Keloids

A person who has any kind of scarring following surgery or injury may develop keloids at some point in life including sweet back-of-the-ear cartilage piercings! Here are couple symptoms:

  • Thick raised areas
  • Smooth shiny surface
  • Pinkish hue over the years
  • Tenderness/Pain around area
  • Sensitivity/itchiness near bump

Can You Pop Your Ear Keloid?

NOOOO! Problem solved! End Of Article!

Just kidding.BUT seriously DONT even try to pop your own cysts. Since they don’t contain pus (yet another wonderful thing these guys!) if you poke,you’ll expose new baby skin underneath thus stimulating the cycle again leading to more scars.

And beforeallthe fetishists and sado-masochists out there argue, no keloids are not the same thing that happens when someone cuts themselves.As opposed to cutting and it healing constantly along the natural skin-lines, if you cut or pierce your body part in a place like say-where an ear meets face which isn’t destined to heal this again leads to OVERHEALING leading excessive amounts of scar tissue.

Why You Shouldnt Pop A Keloid

In theory, popping anything is never really a good idea (with exception of bubblewrap sheets). When you pop something on your skin that’s filled with fluid such as pus, water etc. you’re exposing raw flesh underneath which can lead to infection usually those accompanied by yeast-like symptoms where it continues spreading into larger areas requiring medical attention later!

Now let’s look at why specifically popping keloids won’t solve them:

Popping Increases Chances of Infection

Whenyou poke around unwanted area,keloids may split open exposed freshskin(aka juicy new epidermis) thus causing reaction from bacteria or fungi previously unheard off before in hospitality industry.

Increased Scarring

Think about it: Ifkeloid formation begins due to overproduction collagen fibers during the initial injury..then Reducing its size through superficial/forceful methods will quite logically worsen scarring issue since even morefibers are produced leading additional build up in outer layer near piercing.


OUCH! Even a gentle touch can trigger sensitivity insomuch that aspirin cannot dull pain caused by rupturing black ex-colleague.this alone should be enough of deterrent for anyone interested in amateur dermatology surgery..

Ok Your Ear Keliod Will Not Pop Itself What Do I Do?

Hereare some suggestions but per usual check with healthcare professional since everyones case unique :

  1. Steroid Shots
  2. Silicone Sheets
    3.Radiation Therapy
    4.Topical Gels/Creams
    5.Surgical Excision
  3. Compression Therapy

Steroid Shots

Steroids in small dosages can reduce inflammation, increases circulation andretards cell proliferation all leading diminish of keloids.

Silicone Sheets

These have been a popular way to treat scars both large and small.They are applied like bandaids on the affected area softening skin overtime which leads overall diminishing scarring!

###Radiation Therapy

In an effort to prevent regrowth after surgical excision, radiation therapy aims towards damaged tissues fragmenting DNA thus preventing mitosis into cellular division by feeding on chemically altered form.

Topical gels/Creams

You can find many topicals over-the-counter without Rx that you can apply directly to irritated areas.Choose one with silicone similar properties for optimal healing process!

Surgical Excision

This method involves removal of scarred tissue.However this route opens door allowing more keloids since injury incurred is another body part(ie same insert(e)-here-wink wink).

Compression Therapy

Applying pressure reduces hypertrophic scarring (ineligible bachelors) as it aligns collagen fibers meaning lessened friction between layers during healing time.

Conclusion: Don’t Pop Your Ear Keliod but If You Do…

Sure popping them could create some temporary relief from pesky bumps but ultimately it could lead worse cases. To bid adieu fine chunks of hardened deceased cells,you now know there’s still hope for your ears-thought quite limited especially if you value aesthetical beauty!

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