A 42-year-old member asked:
how to reduce ear swelling cause by piercing?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Barry Press answered
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on the cause: If tender and red, occuring soon after piercing, it could represent infection: should be treated with antibiotics and perhaps will require removal of the earring. If late, nontender and firm, may be a keloid, which requires different sorts of treatment: excision, steroid injection, pressure, low dose radiation.
Answered on Oct 23, 2012
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