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How to heal swollen ear lobe around the piercing?

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Dr. Jimmy Lin
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Ice and neosporin.: You need to use neosporin ointment to kill any possible infection around the piercing site and then use ice to reduce the swelling. Use ice cold cloth, not ice on the ear. 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for 1 hour should be suffice.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have ear lobe swollen after piercing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If red, hot, tender,: painful, swollen with streaking, pus or fever - get medical evaluation. If it is a cartilage piercing with signs of infection - please take seriously. Take care.

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