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please advise if it's normal for a cartilage piercing to make your whole ear hurt?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cartilage Piercings.: High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection ; lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or has increasing pain you need medical evaluation.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could it be healthy for a cartilage piercing to make your whole ear hurt?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Concerning: High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection ; lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or has increasing pain you need medical evaluation.

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