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A 18-year-old member asked:

My ear piercings get infected easily. what's the best earring to use ?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 37 years experience
None: Chronic infections from piercings can damage skin and cartilage. It is best to remove the peircing until the infection is resolved (usually with antibiotics). You may be able to re-pierce after healing. It is also possible that you do not have an infection, but rather an allergy to the type of metal. See a doctor.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Ear piercings: Cobalt or titanium may be good choices for you.
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Unlikely: With appropriate care, infection is unlikely.
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