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What can i do about yellow sticky discharge from ear piercing?

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Dr. Aleks Radovic answered

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See your doctor to rule out infection. In the mean time, remove the earring and keep the area clean. You may need antibiotics. Get better!

Answered Dec 12, 2015

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site.

Answered Nov 1, 2015

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