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A 16-year-old female asked:

A bump started to grow around my cheek piercing. its big, soft, painful sometimes & when irritated it changes red & light purple. what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Take out piercing: It sounds like a staph infection. Please remove the piercing and go see your family doctor first thing in the morning.

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Last updated Mar 31, 2014

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