Pretty earrings- but what you see in the back will surprise you

We see this a couple times a year… an earring which looks fine when viewed from the front…



…is actually embedded when viewed from the back. When you flip up this child’s ear lobe, you will notice how the skin has nearly completely engulfed the earring back. Young children heal well and the skin in the back of an ear can grow over the back of an earring fairly easily. So, change earrings often and “watch their backs.” It’s not enough just to spin the earrings around from the front.

embedded earring back


Naline Lai, MD and Julie Kardos, MD

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