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Blackish brown spot behind ear, might be from wearing artificial jewellery. Treatment?

I Have A Kinda Black Brownish Spot Behind My Ear . It Doesnt Bother Me So I Havent Took The Time To See What Is It Until My Friend Took A Pic Of It And Showed Me So I Can See It Better . She Thinks Its From Wearing Fake Earrings That Irritated My Skin Because I Remember In The Begining It Started To Inch But It Doesnt No More But It Looks Nasty And I Want It Gone . What Might It Be?
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

The dark discolouration in the ear following wearing metallic ear rings could be due to a "contact dermatitis". Contact dermatitis is a kind of allergic condition where there is skin irritation and an allergic reaction to external contact irritants like metals, powders, chemicals, etc. Many people commonly develop this in response to metallic objects like watches, bracelets, ear rings, etc.

The most effective way of dealing with this problem is to identify the allergy causing material and avoiding it. If there is itching, skin rashes and eruptions, then using an anti-allergy medication will help. Otherwise, once the irritant material is removed, the reaction will subside on its own. Very gradually, the discolouration should also disappear. If the discolouration is very cosmetically unacceptable and you would want a quicker remedy, then there are laser treatments which can remove such discolouration or pigmentation.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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