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how to treat a swollen ear piercing

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
8 years experience General Practice
Depends: Was it a recent piercing? It's natural to have some swelling after an injury. A cold compress on the area may help. If the area is red, painful, an ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infected??: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping pie ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: it is infected. If it involves your ear cartilage, you must treat immediately with removal of foreign body and antibiotics, or you will risk deformit ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get eval: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping pie ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You get it: Medically evaluated before possible infection progresses.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
See MD: Get in to see your MD or the nearest urgent care facility. Once you get the lymph nodes involved, you are past watch and wait. It is time for an exper ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
INFECTION: Check for infection for swollen ear piercing especially with discharge and painful.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Unclear: Please rephrase your question. It's not clear.
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Itching & swelling: May just be irritated from the surgery (Yes, piercing is a surgical procedure), but may be infected. If swelling/itching still present in a day or tw ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Remove the ring. Have it evaluated by your physician as you may need and antibiotic.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure - infection: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping pie ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Red not normal: Red and swollen is not normal. It is a sign of inflammation and possibly infection. As far as to whether you use a regular earring or a bar, it depend ... Read More
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