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Can nose piercings cause cancer ?

can nose piersings cause cancer
Asked On : Mon, 7 Feb 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
nose piersings donot cause cancer. It is the procedure from time immemorial and never reported such abuse. Avoid wearing of constant irritants.
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  Anonymous's Response
No, it cannot.
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sumit Chatterjee's  Response
In no way can it cause cancer
it can cause infection if the area
gets infected or in case of usage
of a non sterile needle for piercing
may cause tetanus. Please be careful
and always insist for sterility. Just
to stay sure better take a tetanus
toxoid before hand if you are so worried.
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon Dr. Prakash Chhajlani's  Response
Nose Piercing: By itself it shopuld not lead to cancer but if there has been constant irritation like foreign body reaction for a very long time then it could lead to malignancy as a very remote possiblity. If you are or intened to wear a nose ring and it is retained without prioblems then you need not worry.

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