A 38-year-old member asked:
How can I treat an ear infection from my earrings?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Kathleen Mullane answered
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Earring infection: First make sure you do not have a hypersensitivity reaction to nickle. Earrings should be taken out in any case. If the infection is in the lobe of the ear it may heal on its own w/frequent cleaning w/a disinfectant cleansing agent. If it is in the upper ear or cartilage or if it is a lobe infection that is very swollen ; painful with cellulitis you should see a doc for cultures +/- antibiotic.
Answered on Oct 5, 2017
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