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I have an infected lower ear lobe. what should i do. it's red, swollen and has puss. ?

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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
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See your doctor: Sounds like it will need antibiotics and possibly incision and drainage. See your doctor or a local urgent care in the morning.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Ear lobe: If this is near a piercing, do not use your earrings. You need to see a clinician so that a culture can be taken and so you can be placed on empirical antibiotics. Any earring that has been used recently will require special attention to clean with antiseptic and rubbing alcohol to remove the chance of possible reinfection.

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Last updated Aug 19, 2017

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