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can you use mupirocin ointment for an infected ear piercing

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
See doctor: for oral and or topical antibiotics, try cleaning with hydrogen peroxide

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marya Cassandra
20 years experience Dermatology
May want evaluation.: You may want to have your ear evaluated by a doctor. If it is not responding to over the counter topical antibiotics like neosporin you may have a com ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Friedman
41 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: Neosporin contains neomycin and may cause an allergic reaction. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) does not contain this agent, and is recommended ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
27 years experience Dermatology
You can't: If your ear piercing is infected, you will need to take out the earring. Additionally, you may need to see a medical professional for oral and topica ... Read More
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Dr. Gwendolyn Cole-Hoover
35 years experience Family Medicine
Use 14 caract gold.: It is important to remove the earring to wash in hydrogen peroxide. Clean your earlobe. Most importantly check to verify the type of metal use to make ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Remove earring: That may be the source of infection or it may not be pure gold.A common problem is other metals, notably nickel, are present and this is an allergic r ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inocencio Candelaria
17 years experience Family Medicine
Is the infection ok?: is your ear infection treated already? talk to your doctor, I am available foe second opinion if needed
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
No: Probably you need no antibiotic. Due to uncommon but serious side effects the quinolone antibiotics should be used only if there is no effective alter ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Absolutely: And do this ASAP before things get much worse. Best.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
39 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
See your doctor: Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: It is not good to have an infection for long periods of time. Have it evaluated for proper antibiotic selection.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Take out earring: You also probably need a course of antibiotics.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Seek medical care.: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever ... Read More

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