Gapping earring puncture
Gapping earring puncture results from wearing heavy pierced earrings for a long time or after an infection, or as a reaction from the earring or other impurities in the earring. One or more gapping punctures may result from wearing more than one earring.
Management: corrected surgically.
· The edges of the perforations are excised on the lateral and medial surfaces of the earlobe.
· Next, the entire tract is removed, joining the above two incisions and resulting in a much larger defect that is closed separately on each surface.
· Antibiotic dressing is applied