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A 17-year-old female asked:

Help! i bumped my cartilage peircing my ear with a hair brush and now it is swelling and hurts so bad. how to get rid of swelling ?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Try taking motrin,: Apply ice packs for first two days then warm packs, apply neosporin and vaseline. Follow up with ur dr if it gets infected. Take care!
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