Can a 4 yo scar get infected? (photos)

30yoWF pierced nipples at 15/got scars on each side of each nipple looked like little balls/didnt look like keloids seen on ear piercings/been over 6 years since the piercings came out/Scars got smaller but still present/noticed today that my R nipple scar on the inner side, looks infected/Inflamed, glassy, tender&looks like pus inside/I lanced&drained it/Pus&blood/Still large and painful/I know infected keloid are bad, could cause infections in bloodstream/What does it look like?Need abx?

Doctor Answers 1

Nipple piercing infection

There may be an epithelialized tract that has gotten inflamed. I would suggest seeing a local surgeon for antibiotics if necessary. 

Best, 

Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

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