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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
No: Unless the paperclip were rusty and you were not up to date on your tetanus shot.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: If there is concern of infection, however, and the piercing is new (
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schneider
37 years experience in Dentistry
Yes without anesthet: A hole is being made in your body so without anesthetic of course it hurts. The pain depends on whether the piercing is through skin only - ear lobe ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Location?: Piercing healing time varies widely depending on location of piercing.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
37 years experience in Dentistry
YES!: It is very painful during and afterwards. There is a high risk of infection as well. Expect pain, swelling, difficulty talking and eating . If you pl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) contain Mupirocin and effective for only bacterial infections but not yeast infections. If you have a bacterial infection, bactr ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Common: See your doc. May need removal. Will need antibiotic rx.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
41 years experience in Dentistry
No but...: I recomend to remove the piercing because research tells us one out of three will have a serious fracture of a tooth resulting in a lost tooth or wors ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Ernest
10 years experience in Emergency Medicine
You should probably.: Have it evaluated by your doctor to assess severity. At minimum, the jewelry should be removed and the area cleaned thoroughly. If there are signs o ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Nipple Piercing: Once a piercer inserts jewelry into your new nipple piercing, you will learn from the piercer how to care for your new adornment. Antibacterial soap, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can hurt: Yes it can hurt as it is done by puncturing your skin but pain is not severe and does not last.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It does.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Can you please : Clarify what the nature of your question is so that we can better help you. Need to re-ask.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Never pierce cartilage. It is a procedure with several serious risks.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Piercing: Any piercing runs the risk of infection, excessive bleeding and of course pain. A trusted health inspected and approved facility is essential to ensur ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Isopropyl Alcohol: Clean the affected area with isopropyl alcohol and a clean cotton ball three times per day.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience in Dermatology
Usually injections: There are several ways to approach the removal of scar tissue in this area which depends on its location, size and type of scar. Usually injections w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Both: Both.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
This requires: Immediate medical care. These can go south quick.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sung Taylor
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Check for infection: if the piercing is not healing well it may caused by infection, if it is red, swollen and tender with discharge get it checked out,
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Disinfectant: Peroxide is a disinfectant. It will cleanse the area of bacteria (and your ring) to reduce the likelihood of getting it infected.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Any piercing has the: Potential to leave an ugly scar. Consider keloid scar formation, infection or rejection of metal.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Eye drops: There are many different types of eye drops. Probably not. I would follow the instructions of the person who did your piercing.

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