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why is my ear swelling after i peirced it and am now taking care of it?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Infection: This could represent infection or allergic reaction. Piercing should be removed and area treated with oral antibiotics. See md for proper care before it becomes worse.
Answered on May 15, 2012

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